19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
View of the Statue of Liberty from inside Ellis Island Hospital

Immigrants that were sick when they arrived at Ellis Island were quarantined to the Ellis Island Hospital. Some recovered and were allowed in to the US. Some did not survive. Others were sent back to their places of origin. Can't imagine being so close to the "land of opportunity" as symbolized by the statue of liberty and not being able to complete the journey.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Nicholas DePasquale