Just look at these unaccompanied immigrant minors. Arriving at Ellis Island. 100 years ago.

Courtesy of The New York Public Library/Lewis W Hine. Italian child finds her first penny, 1926.


Courtesy of The New York Public Library/Lewis W Hine.
Italian child finds her first penny, 1926.

The New Republic put together a photo gallery of some of the 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954, when it closed. Many were children.

Almost 40 percent of Americans can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island. As child migration surges along the southwest border, a look back at some of the children that embarked on a long voyage across the ocean in the hope of becoming Americans.

"Touching Images of Unaccompanied Minors—From 100 Years Ago" [newrepublic.com]

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