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The cost of death - $127.00

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 15 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...for young Richard W. Moberg, a three-year-old Swedish immigrant child, at Ellis Island in 1920.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/6 second F/4.5 ISO 400 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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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Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Are these knowledges related with your family tree?
So sad stories.

I have had Cooliris also - this is a fine idea to take an address of it , thank you for the idea!

15 Oct 2010 5:28am

@Leena: No, Leena, this is not in any way connected with my family, but is an example of the recorded events at Ellis Island. ... I'm happy you like the Cooliris idea. ♥

Mhelene from Paris, France

By seeing precise examples with names and dates, we can imagine a little better the arrival of these new immigrants ! great capture .

15 Oct 2010 6:28am

@Mhelene: Yes, Marie, it makes it all very real to us.

AJS from Venray, Netherlands

Only 3 jears old .... verry sad.
Great documentary.... nice capture.

15 Oct 2010 11:11am

@AJS: Thank you so much; yes, very, very sad.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I am sure back then this was such an exorbitant mount, again a very touching shot

15 Oct 2010 12:37pm

@JJ: Enough sadness for now; tomorrow's post is lighter.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

love the story

15 Oct 2010 2:40pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Sorry Judy !! I can not feel sad and miserable today,our Tribe is arriving Fri and Sat and i'm more excited than a kid at Christmas. ;>))))))

15 Oct 2010 5:37pm

@Jeff: E N J O Y ! ! !

Barbara from Florida, United States

Incredible! I cannot imagine the emotions the family experienced, especially after such a long journey.
This itemized invoice of the funeral is something to read.

15 Oct 2010 6:24pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb ... rest up ... see you in the morning.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

WOW! I can not believe this! Great history and documentary. Touching shot! Interesting.

15 Oct 2010 7:58pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you so much, Pam.

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Goodness, sad.

15 Oct 2010 9:19pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Yes, it is.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

A very thought provoking image Judy! And an amazing location to visit!

16 Oct 2010 4:17am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thank you, Scott ... thought provoking, for sure.

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Haha...interesting! : )
Good job, Bravo. : ))

17 Oct 2010 1:50am

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

ugh. one can only imagine the heartbreak and sadness. your shot, as with all the ellis series, is very respectful! RIP little one.

18 Oct 2010 10:42pm

@Tim: yes, the heartbreak is really unimaginable.

1/6 second
ISO 400
52 mm (35mm equiv.)