This is the morgue in the Ellis Island Isolation Hospital, which occupies the abandoned southern 2/3 of the island. Built in 1902, and abandoned in 1930, the hospital was primarily a waystation for immigrants who arrived and were judged ill - some were cured and allowed into the country, and many more were held in small rooms, many with views out to the Statue of Liberty, waiting for boats to deport them back to their countries of origin. But for thousands, the hospital
Mother didn't want me and my sister to be old maids.
Italian family looking for baggage, Ellis Island NY 1905; NYPL Digital Gallery
Après avoir peuplé certains endroits, l'Homme est parfois contraint à les quitter. On vous présente 33 sublimes lieux abandonnés qui semblent hors du temps
Ellis island isolation hospital - Statue of Liberty is seen through window.
Italian Mother and Child, Ellis Island, New York, 1905, by Lewis Wickes Hine