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Immigrants Landing on Ellis Island 1903

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Uploaded on Feb 24, 2009

Photographed July 24, 1903.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Camera: Alfred C. Abadie

A view of the steamboat ferry "William Myers" docking on Ellis Island.

"No fewer than 12,668 immigrants arrived in this port yesterday, the largest number in one day recorded in the history, of the immigration service."
- New York Times, Friday, April 10, 1903.

The Federal government opened the island in 1892 for immigration services. By1900 New York City's population reached 3,437,202 the first official census count after the city's borough consolidation of 1898. By 1910, immigrant settlers made up 40% of New York City's permanent population. 40% of the entire current U.S. population can trace their roots to arrivals at Ellis Island which remained in operation until its abandonment in 1954. -TR

New York City in 1903:
Baltimore Orioles relocate to New York. The club was officially known as the "Greater New York" baseball club. Dubbed the Highlanders by the press they would eventually come to be called the Yankees / The last steam train ran over the Sixth Avenue Elevated on April 3rd, replaced by electric transportation / Frederick Thompson and & Elmer ''Skip'' Dundy buy Sea Lion Park in Coney Island from Captain Paul Boyton and transform it into Luna Park / Nov. 23rd, Enrico Caruso debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in 'Rigoletto' / Dec. 19th, The Williamsburgh Bridge opens (see video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg83KB...

"I'm going to show you the real New York - witty, smart, and international - like any metropolis. Tell me this: where in Europe can you find old Hungary, old Russia, old France, old Italy? In Europe you're trying to copy America, you're almost American. But here you'll find Europeans who immigrated a hundred years ago - and we haven't spoiled them. Oh, Gio! You must see why I love New York. Because the whole world's in New York" -Oriana Fallaci

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