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Title [Immigrants at Quarantine station on Hoffman Island]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date copyright 1901
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A group of men and boys stand behind a rope and a metal fence; many of them look toward the camera. They are in front of a large two-story brick building; several more men look out the windows.
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century, New York City)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This photo shows immigrants who were temporarily held at the Quarantine station on Hoffman Island, just off the coast of Staten Island, New York. Immigrants who were suspected of having contagious diseases such as smallpox or yellow fever were detained until it was considered safe for them to continue on to Ellis Island.
Earliest Date 1898
Latest Date 1901
Subjects Quarantines
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5721
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2013.
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