America's poor and huddled masses in colour: Fascinating colourised photographs show hope of immigrants who arrived at New York's Ellis Island

America's poor and huddled masses in colour: Fascinating colourised photographs show hope of immigrants who arrived at New York's Ellis Island
 

From a Romanian piper in a sheepskin cloak to two children from Lapland wearing traditional dress, these incredible pictures reveal the diversity of the people arriving in America in the early 20th century.
The fascinating pictures were taken by Augustus Sherman, who worked as the chief registry clerk on Ellis Island - the gateway in New York City for 12million immigrants passing through to start a new life in America between 1892 and 1954.
The photographs have now been brought to life and expertly colourized by Tom Marshall from PhotograFix.
'These photos were taken over one hundred years... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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