Panoramas of the World

Ellis Island II

This island is both a symbol of hope as well as tragedy for millions of immigrants, since the decision as to whether they were admitted into the USA or sent back to their homeland was made here.

About twelve million immigrants passed through this transit camp on the small island in the New York bay. The camp operated during the period between 1892 and 1954. The arriving immigrants were tested on their physical and psychological health. Later, every country of origin had its quotas. If these numbers were reached, the arriving immigrants had to turn around and go back.

Tragic scenes took place here. Families were torn apart. After closing down the camp, the buildings decayed. In the meantime, the main building with the arrival-hall has been restored. The office is located on the upper floor, where this panorama photo was taken. The building from outside is seen onthis panorama photo.

Date: 25th September 2006 - 12.09 pm
Number of Photos: 4
Definition: 2304 x 3456
Camera: Canon EOS 350D + Sigma 8mm
Software: Panorama Tools, PTGui, Photoshop, Pure Tools
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