Hopes and Dreams

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

This is my favorite image from the tour of the abandoned hospital on Ellis Island. Imagine an immigrant arriving after a long journey. They are in New York Harbor ready to begin a new life only to be quarantined in the hospital. They can sense freedom but are not yet there. Many would leave here to enjoy a life in the United States. Some would be returned to their homeland.

17 thoughts on “Hopes and Dreams

  1. neihtn2012

    I know of many fellow Vietnamese refugees who landed on the West Coast in 1975 and even a few years after that. They eventually made the trip to the New York or New Jersey to look at the Statue of Liberty and admire her.


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