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Unit I, Immigration.

Title
Unit I, Immigration. (1), Ellis Island, scenes and personalities [graphic] / Photo-study by Lewis W. Hine.
Author
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940
Publication
1905-1926, printed 1939.

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Description
32 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w; 5 x 7 in. or smaller, on 8 x 10 in. mounts.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Group portraits.
  • Portraits.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Silver gelatin prints.
Note
  • Selected, printed, organized and prepared in 1939 for the Russell Sage Foundation Library, New York City. Photographs mounted on grey board with typed labels bearing image number, title and caption, date, and credit line "Photo-study by Lewis W. Hine." Stamped verso with Russell Sage Foundation Library stamps.
  • Hine's work photographing immigrants is described by him in six page typescript text bound in a pamphlet folder accompanying the collection.
  • Numbered 1-24, 26-32.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • Copy negatives available.
Reproduction (note)
  • consists of study prints.
Provenance (note)
  • Transferred from U.S. History, Local History and Geneology Division, 1988; Gift of the Russell Sage Foundation Library, 1949.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Lewis Wickes Hine Collection.
Contents
  • 1. The immigrants' gateway to America -- 2. Italian family en route to Ellis Island -- 3. Climbing into America, Ellis Island, 1905 -- 4. Italian immigrants at Ellis Island, 1905 -- 5. Mid-morning lunch at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 6. A group of Germans having lunch at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 7. Joys and sorrows at Ellis Island, 1905 -- 8. A group of German immigrants at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 9. A group of Italians in the railroad waiting room, Ellis Island, 1905 -- 10. Getting tagged by an official for a railroad trip, Ellis Island, 1905 -- 11. Slavic mother and child at Ellis Island, 1905 -- 12. An Albania woman from Italy at Ellis Island, 1905 -- 13. Mona Lisa visits Ellis Island, 1905 -- 14. A Slovak immigrant, Ellis Island, 1905 -- 15. Italian grandmother at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 16. A Czecho Slovak grandmother at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 17. Mother and child, Italian Ellis Island, 1905 -- 18. Young Russian Jewess at Ellis Island, 1905 -- 19. Jewish grandmother, Ellis Island, 1926 -- 20. Armenian Jew, Ellis Island, 1926 -- 21. Slavic mother, Ellis Island -- 22. A Finnish stowaway at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 23. Jew from Russia at Ellis Island, 1905 -- 25. Puerto Rican detained at Ellis Island, 1926 [Missing] -- 24. Slavic immigrant at Ellis Island, 1905 -- 26. A Syrian Arab at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 27. Lithuanian woman with colorful shawl, Ellis Island, 1926 -- 28. Italian child finds her first penny, 1926, Ellis Island -- 29. A social worker at Ellis Island, 1926.
  • cont. 30. Handwork under the auspices of the D.A.R., 1926, Ellis Island -- 31. Children on the playground at Ellis Island, 1926 -- 32. Immigrants detained at Ellis Island take time to be happy, 1926.
Call Number
MFZ (Hine) 95-33
Author
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer.
Title
Unit I, Immigration. (1), Ellis Island, scenes and personalities [graphic] / Photo-study by Lewis W. Hine.
Imprint
1905-1926, printed 1939.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Albanian, Armenian, Finnish, German, Italian, Jewish, Lithuanian, Russian, Slavic, Slovak, and Syrian immigrants at Ellis Island, with luggage, eating, sleeping, preparing for railroad trips, doing handwork, playing and dancing. Collection also includes portraits of individuals and groups.
Additional Formats
Copy negatives available.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Lewis Wickes Hine Collection.
Reproduction
Milstein Division copy (AZ 19-235) consists of study prints.
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Research Call Number
MFZ (Hine) 95-33
AZ 19-236 [part 1]
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