Ellis Island, once the first stop for most immigrants to the United States, is now a tourist attraction and, as these pictures show, a partial ruin. At least the so-called ‘baggage and dormitory building’ is.
Millions of immigrants started their American Dream here. It’s hard to imagine these abandoned stairs, bathrooms and halls were witness to hopefuls from all parts of the world as they waited to be let in… or to be sent back to where they came from.
Ian Ference, urban archaeologist and photographer, posted these, and more, amazing shots on his blog. Check them out!