Ellis Island New York

Josephine Pugh

Ware, United Kingdom

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Part of JR’s art installation ‘Unframed- Ellis Island’.

Between 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered New York through the historic Ellis Island portal in New York harbour. Of those, 1.2 million failed the medical exams by Public Health Service doctors and had to be detained at the Ellis Island Hospital- a 725 bed complex completed in 1909.

It is estimated that 40% of New Yorkers can trace their ancestors to Ellis Island.

This hospital has lain derelict for years, until the Save Ellis Island Foundation were formed to try to save this most important of places.

More information can be found here

And a great film here

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