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The departure

Naturalization of foreigners, scene in Tammany Hall / drawn from life.

An emigrant train attacked by hostile Indians on the prairie / Champney del. ; Nichols sc.

Scene of the Washington riot. The Marines firing upon the mob, having seized the cannon used by the rioters General Henderson urging the rioters not to fire ; Dora and Clayton escaping from the wreck of the burning steamer

[Four scenes of European emigrants in America] / W.J. Hennessey del.

The labor exchange--emigrants on the Battery in front of Castle Garden, New York The labor exchange--interior view of the office at Castle Garden, New York / / sketched by Stanley Fox.

Horrors of the emigrant ship--scene in the hold of the "James Foster, Jun."

The naturalization of foreigners in New York City - Judge McCunn sitting in the Superior Court, passing on applications for citizenship, Friday evening, October 22, 1869 / BGHS.

Leaving old England for America

Chinese Immigrants at the San Francisco Custom House

Chinese immigrants at the San Francisco custom-house / P. Frenzeny.

The newly-discovered mines in the Rocky Mountains

New York City, Irish depositors of the Emigrant Savings Bank withdrawing money to send to their suffering relatives in the old country

Immigrants landing at Castle Garden / drawn by A.B. Shults.

The Chinese invasion / J. Keppler.

Columbia welcomes the victims of German persecution to "the asylum of the oppressed" [female personification of Columbia welcoming German Jewish immigrants]

Know-nothingism in Brooklyn [cartoon showing Brooklyn Board of Aldermen saying to immigrants, "None but citizens of the United States can be licensed to engage in any employment in this city"]

U.S. Reports: People v. Compagnie Gen. Transatlantique, 107 U.S. 59 (1883)

The emigrants Die auswanderer / / The Major & Knapp Engraving Co. 56 & 58 Park Place, N.Y.

The balance of trade with Great Britain seems to be still against us--650 paupers arrived at Boston in the steamship Nestoria, April 15th, from Galway, Ireland, shipped by the British government / W.A. Rogers.

A trio that must go / F. Graetz.

Castle Garden--their first Thanksgiving dinner / Harper.

Emigrants at the Gates P.O., Custer County

Portrait of A.J. Smith, Jefferson, Custer County, Nebraska.

A.J. Smith family, Jefferson, Custer County, Nebraska.

Emigrants at the Gates P.O., Custer County, Nebraska.

A.J. Smith in front of their house near Jefferson, Custer County, Nebraska.

Uncle Sam presents his return quota of "assisted" immigrants

View of "Mulberry Bend" - Arrival of contract laborers for the coal mines

A question of labor. : This question is from first to last, from the beginning to the end, from skin to core and from core to skin again, a question of labor--James G. Blaine

[Immigrants being transported on horse-drawn wagon, Buenos Aires, Argentina]

Busload of immigrants, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In the Italian quarter - Mulberry Street on a winter evening / drawn by W.A. Rogers.

[Group of immigrants]

[Immigrants on deck of steamer]

Yon Yonson

Detained immigrants on Ellis Island, New York harbor / Drawn by M. Colin.

The small-pox troubles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin--residents of foreign birth resist the transfer of patients to the isolation hospital / drawn by Miss G.A. Davis ; from a sketch supplied by Fred. Dougherty.

The Foreign element in New York--the Chinese colony, Mott Street / Drawn by W. Bengough.

[Street types of New York City: Emigrant and pretzel vendor]

Where would we be? / K.

A Chinese family

What happened to Jones Broadhurst's hilarious sufficiency : by George H. Broadhurst, author of Why Smith left home, The wrong Mr. Wright, etc.

Yon Yonson

Yon Yonson

Immigrants at Battery Park, New York, N.Y.

Immigrants at Ellis Island

Immigrants, Ellis Island

Comr. Wallis & immigrants

Immigrants from "Prinzess Irene"

[Immigrant's home, Argentina] / photo by Moody, Buenos Aires.

Com'r. Wallis & immigrants

Immigrants carrying luggage, Ellis Island, New York

Immigrants going to Ellis Island

At the entrance of the new world

Hoffman Island - Immigrants from smallpox ship held for observation

[Hoffman Island - Immigrants from smallpox ship held for observation]

[Immigrants from a smallpox ship, held in custody for observation, behind wire fence, Hoffman Island, N.Y.]

Final discharge from Ellis Island--

Kissing gates of America--Friend greeting emigrant just discharged

Doctor's inspection of suspects for skin diseases, etc.

Detention pen--on roof of main building, Ellis Island, where emigrants held for deportation may go in fine weather

Landing at Ellis Island

Doctor's examination - stopping an emigrant suspected of defective eyesight. He will be detained for further examination, to ascertain if this defect would prevent him from earning a living

Held at Ellis Island--undesirable emigrants to be taken back by steamship company that brought them

Emigrants coming to the "Land of Promise"

U.S. Reports: Turner v. Williams, 194 U.S. 279 (1904)

Liberty? / J.S. Pughe.

New York City "ghetto" fish market /

Move on /

Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island /

Immigrants just arrived from Foreign Countries--Immigrant Building, Ellis Island, New York Harbor

How John may dodge the exclusion act / J.S. Pughe.

Arrival of emigrants [i.e. immigrants], Ellis Island /

Emigrants in "pens" at Ellis Island, New York, probably on or near Christmas --note the decorations

Oregon Suffrage Campaign

Immigrants on deck of "Fried. der Grosse" in steerage

Awaiting examination, Ellis Island

Immigrants on deck of S.S. "Amerika"

[Recently arrived persons, Ellis Island, N.Y.]

Arriving at Ellis Island

Male immigrants at Ellis Island

Immigrants - Ellis Island

[Physicians examining a group of Jewish immigrants]

Immigrants at Ellis Island

[Recently arrived persons at Ellis Island, N.Y.]

U.S. Reports: Int'l Mercantile Marine Co. v. Stranahan, 214 U.S. 344 (1909)

This little six-year helper in Rock Creek berry field, near Baltimore, Md., was working hard. They begin about 4:30 A.M. and sometimes work until sunset. Her family (Scholtz) has been South--Bluffton, S.C.--for a few years. Seen in Appalachicola and Biloxi. They are Polish. Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Immigrants in night school. Location: Boston, Massachusetts

[This little six-year helper in Rock Creek berry field, near Baltimore, Md., was working hard. They begin about 4:30 A.M. and sometimes work until sunset. Her family (Scholtz) has been South--Bluffton, S.C.--for a few years. Seen in Appalachicola and Biloxi. They are Polish.] Location: Baltimore, Maryland.

The girl and boys are spinners, sweepers etc., in the Valley Queen Mill, River Point, R.I. Very little English spoken. Location: River Point, Rhode Island.

Edward St. Germain and sister Delia. She has been working in Phoenix (R.I.) Mill for 8 months. He works also. They cannot speak English. Location: Phoenix, Rhode Island.

Immigrant children, Washington School. Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

Sweepers & mule-room boys in Royal Mill, River Point, R.I. Boy left hand end, Manuel Mites has been in mill 2 years. Clinton Silvey and Louis Perry (centre boys) have been in mill one year and said they are now 12 years old. Boy on right hand Manuel Silvey been in mill 1 year. (They could not speak English). Location: River Point, Rhode Island.

6 P.M. April 23, 1909. Boys all work in Bates Mfg. Co., Lewiston, Me. Several of smallest have been there several years. Larger boys get $4 to $5 a week. Nearly any one could not speak English. Location: Lewiston, Maine

Sweepers & mule-room boys in Royal Mill, River Point, R.I. Boy left hand end, Manuel Mites has been in mill 2 years. Clinton Silvey and Louis Perry (centre boys) have been in mill one year and said they are now 12 years old. Boy on right hand Manuel Silvey been in mill 1 year. (They could not speak English). Location: River Point, Rhode Island

John Slebzak - see #837. Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Edward St. Germain and sister Delia. She has been working in Phoenix (R.I.) Mill for 8 months. He works also. They cannot speak English. Location: Phoenix, Rhode Island

Pupil, Teachers of the Steamer Class in the Washington School. Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

6 P.M. April 23, 1909. Boys all work in Bates Mfg. Co., Lewiston, Me. Several of smallest have been there several years. Larger boys get $4 to $5 a week. Nearly any one could not speak English. Location: Lewiston, Maine

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