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Ellis Island Immigrant Portraits
Ellis Island Immigrant Portraits
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Hine, Lewis Wickes.Portrait of a mother and child. Just arrived at Ellis Island along with hundreds of other immigrants that day. In search of a better life. USA 1905..This image, an iconic and evocative mother and child image, portrays the uncertainty of arriving in a strange land, and a mother's need to ensure the safety of her child. These people were amongst the hundreds to arrive at Ellis Island that day – and one of thousands that arrived in the early years of the new century, looking for a better life in a new country. Hine’s determination of depict their individualism however, is unwavering..www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Resources/40Photos ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Resources/40Photos )
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1905
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