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Title Stereoview: 11163 Where millions enter America. Immigration Station, Ellis Island, N.Y. Underwood & Underwood. N.d., ca. 1912-1925.
Object Name Stereoview
Catalog Number 2014.021.0020
Collection Hoboken Transportation Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Photo stereocard: 11163 Where millions enter America. Immigration Station, Ellis Island, New York. Underwood & Underwood (Publishers), New York & Ottawa, Kansas; Works, West Arlington, N.J. Copyright Underwood & Underwood. U-96691.

No date of publication; published circa 1912-1925. Series: 18 S45. 3-1/2" high x 7" wide. Reverse has title and two columns of printed text including a short title in five languages. Text is in notes.

Catalog of Copyright Entries: U-96691, Sept. 16, 1912.

View of the main building with a immigrant passenger barge (ferry at dock); name of barge not legible.
stereoview / stereo view / stereopticon / stereoscope / photo / photograph
Photographer Underwood & Underwood
Place New York City/Ellis Island
Date 1912-1925
Year Range from 1912.0
Year Range to 1925.0
Search Terms Ellis Island
Notes Exhibition 2014: Hoboken, Ellis Island, and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924
Text on back:

11163.Geography.— The harbor of New York comprises the lower and upper bays, the East River and the southern part of the Hudson River. It may be entered from the Atlantic Ocean either through Long Island Sound or by way of the channels at Sandy Hook. We are in the upper bay or harbor proper, near Ellis Island, where all immigrants who wish to enter through this port are examined. The building before us is the principal Government building on the island.

Industries.— Almost all the industries of the United States have been influenced in some way by immigration, though it has a different effect on each. In the metal industries immigration has doubled the output in seven years and since the growth of the business has, up to the present, kept pace with the influx of workers, wages have not been reduced. In the wood-working and glass industries the conditions are about the same as in the metal work. More than half of the labor employed in the coal mines of America is supplied by immigrants. The only causes of complaint in this influx of new citizens are the over-supply of labor in certain industries and the massing of hordes of unskilled foreign workmen in the great cities, especially in New York. The country could take of the millions who pass from Ellis Island to the “Land of Promise” and be the richer and better for them if they were only wisely distributed in the different industrial and agricultural centres.

History.—From 1790 until the present day New York City has ranked as the most populous city in the United States. From 1785 until 1789 New York was the national capital. In 1805 the free-school system of the city was organized on a small scale.

Refer again to this view when considering Physiography, Civic Betterment, Cities.

Immigrant Station, Ellis Island. New York.

Station des Immigrants, Ile Ellis, New York.

Einwanderer Station, Ellis Insel, New York.

Estacion de emigrados, isla Ellis, Nueva York.

Invandrare-stationen, Ellis Island, New York.

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Caption front
Imagefile 258\20140210020.TIF
Classification Buildings
Government & Politics