Take a photo tour through Ellis Island and experience the rich history, culture, and stories held by this important American landmark.
Unframed – Ellis Island by JR
Unframed – Ellis Island by JR Photo Gallery An art exhibit titled “Unframed – Ellis Island” is being installed now in Ellis Island’s historic south side buildings. The exhibit will be part of the new public tours to be conducted by Save Ells Island. This first time ever south side exhibit is by the artist, JR, who has done work throughout the world. The artist is preparing life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants that will be pasted on 16 or more selected interior walls on the south side of Ellis Island. The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.
Ferry Building: Before and After
After being ravaged by time and weather, the building is restored to its former beauty.
From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered USA through the portal of Ellis Island in New York Harbor
We are part of America's story
Ellis Island tells the story of the journey of millions of men, women and children from around the world who sought a new future on these shores.
Walking around these buildings we're not just talking about history-visitors are able to touch, feel, and understand in a way that connects them to the past. As we rebuild parts of Ellis Island, we are rebuilding its legacy and revitalizing living landmarks to a world gone by. Save Ellis Island is working to create a destination that echoes the beacon of hope that it once was for nearly twelve million immigrants and continues to be for the nearly two million visitors each year.
The Save Ellis Island website is made possible by a generous donation from Heidi Liebi Root in memory of her father Fred Liebi