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Immigration and Caricature


Exhibition
• Section I
• Section II
• Section III

About the Collectors

Copyright and Other Restrictions

Digitizing the Collection

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Caption: "Castle Garden"
Source: Puck
Date: June 14, 1882
Artist: Frederick Burr Opper


Throughout the period of mass immigration, New York City was the principal point of immigrant disembarkation. For 35 years this was at Castle Garden on Manhattan. The prevalence there of various cheats and swindlers was one of principal arguments for the development of Ellis Island in 1892.



. Section I . Section II . Section III .

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