Poor image, through glass and in low light, but it was interesting to see how they marked the individuals coming through Ellis Island.
The immigration station at Ellis Island opened on Jan. 1, 1892. Five years later the wooden structure burned, along with many immigration records. On Dec. 17, 1900, a new, fireproof French Renaissance-style building welcomed 2,251 new arrivals. Ferries and barges brought “steerage” passengers out to the island from steamships. (First- and second-class passengers were quickly processed on board ship.) Doctors watched as immigrants entered the building and climbed the stairs; a limp, labored breathing, or other suspected troubles warranted further medical exams. This display shows the markings used on ailing persons.
-from National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior flyer
January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.
* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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