"Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. as the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station for over 60 years from 1892 until 1954. Ellis Island was opened January 1, 1892." Wikipedia
Thanks, Rachel of New York Tour 1, for a great tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!
Immigrants seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time as they arrive in New York Harbor.
"Immigrants await inspection in the Registry Room at Ellis Island, ca. 1910. New arrivals at all ports of entry received a legal and a medical inspection to determine whether they were 'beyond a doubt entitled to land' according to United States law." (New York Public Library)
The Great Hall (aka the Registry Room) today.
To see a Virtual Tour of Ellis Island, click here.
"Larger than Life Displays by French Photographer JR" as seen on 60 Minutes.
"Artist's Hidden Message on Ellis Island" as seen on 60 Minutes.