• Arriving immigrants leave their ships at the city's wharves and are shuttled by ferry to the
island with their belongings, were there was a beautiful walk way leading to their
new American lives.
Immigrants Being Tagged for a Railroad Trip, 1926
• The tags on the chests of the immigrants were to let people know where
they were suppose to be going.
A woman sleeping on her bag because that was all
• Most immigrants came with everything they
owned, always keeping it by them so no
one could steal it from them.
Immigrants enjoying a mid-morning lunch
• With fresh milk everyone is happy.
Immigrants were not treated poorly, they
were workers to people and that was it.
Immigrants take the time to be
happy and dance
• Immigrants worked hard, laborious work.
They took the time to be thankful to be
working a celebrated with all they had.
• A typical immigrant housing set-up, many
had a little room for two people let alone
have room for a family.
• The child bathing in the picture is actually bathing in the
sink.The sink held water and you may notice the child
in fully clothed.Well, the child is bathing a washing his
• Immigrants who did not ﬁnish a day’s work
would take it home a ﬁnish it that night.
This was considered homework.
• Immigrant’s who had food had very little, ate it
during lunch. No breakfast nor no dinner.These
girls don’t seem to be eating a whole lot.
Shanty Town in Patterson, NJ
• Houses built from whatever they could
ﬁnd. Most was a place to go when there
was no where else to go.
Accident in the Steel Mill
• This man looses his arm in a accident at the
steel mill and in many cases men lose their
Tenement Rookeries, Washington, DC
• Immigrant homes were run down shacks
no matter where they lived.These homes
where just a place to stay.
Boys and men of all ages
• Work was work, whether you were a boy
at the age of 6 or a man at the age of 66. A
job was money and money is what you
• Children of all ages had jobs. Money to ﬂow
in, any way possible. Low wages ment
everyone had a job to do.
1. Where did immigrant go when ﬁrst getting to the America's?
Answer: Ellis Island
2.What were the tags on the immigrants meant for?
Answer:Where they were to go
3.Why did people always keep their bags close?
Answer: It was all they had.
4.What did the immigrants do when they were thankful for something?
Answer: Enjoy life by dance+celebrating
5.What did immigrants consider homework?
Answer: work unﬁnished that day
6.What were most immigrant homes like?
Answer: Run-down and made of anything
7.Why do you think immigrants got jobs so quick?
Answer: Dangerous jobs for little pay
8.At what ages did many people start working?
Answer:Whenever they were hired
9.Were in some cases families split up?
Answer:Yes they were
10.What was a major sign that you were at Ellis Island?
Answer: the beautiful walk way