The Registry Room at Ellis Island

New York City Aug 28-30, 2021 Photographs by Christopher OKeefe

The picture above shows the registry room at Ellis Island where up to 5,000 people per day were processed as they arrived as immigrants to the United States. Millions of immigrants including my great grandfather passed through these halls being examined for diseases and answering questions to determine whether or not they were fit to enter the United States. Wheat a bewildering experience it must have been. The image below was made between 1902 and 1913.

20 thoughts on “The Registry Room at Ellis Island

  1. Les

    We were there a few years back. Took almost the same image, but from above the room. I have them somewhere. It was interesting to stand in the same place of history long ago.


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