15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
An american flag adorns the great hall at Ellis Island in NY

This hall was one of the first levels of entry into the United States for many immigrants. This is the start of screenings to decide who could and could not enter the country they admired. Luckily, most made it into this great country. Ellis Island reminds us of where we came from and what our ancestors sacrificed to be able to enjoy freedoms that some of us now take for granted.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Amy Schnell