Immigrants’ First Pictures Reveal What It Means To Be American (Historical Kindness)

The faces of immigrants … each one an unique individual! Never forget this fact!!

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We often forget that each one of the immigrants who entered this country between 1892 and 1954 was a unique person with their own cultural identity.

These people came to the United States filled with the hope of a better life, and the mingling of their cultures eventually wove the fabric of American identity.

But it’s easy to quantify these people into lists of numbers, names, and nations. It’s far more difficult, however, to reach back into the past and reveal the faces behind those facts and figures.

This is the image that we associate with Ellis Island today.

The Liberty Ellis FoundationWhile the Immigrant Wall of Honor is an incredibly important monument, there’s something distant and isolating about seeing thousands of names etched into shiny stone walls.

But the images that Sherman captured over the course of his career show the true faces of immigration.

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island saw…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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