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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Dreams of Ellis Island

This was the place new immigrants would be inspected and often times have to medically quarantine before entering the US via New York. 12 million immigrants were processed there until 1954. After lengthy and treacherous trips across the Atlantic, this was the final hurdle before new fortunes would await. A place of hope and a place of despair for those who were detained and deported.

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Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Camera: DSC-RX100
Copyright: © Iko Knyphausen