Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. Harris & Ewing
An illustration of Ellis Island. This was a beneficial addition to our country. It was a sign that America was accepting of new immigrants and actually wanted others to come and stay. This not only boosted America's reputation among the rest of the world but it also helped those who were starving or poor in other countries. It also aided those who had unlawful governments.