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Gateway to the American Dream: Poignant pictures of desperate and bewildered immigrants landing at Ellis Island

A series of black and white photographs taken by Time LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt gives a glimpse into the conditions that recent immigrants in the 1950s were met with when they first arrived in America.

For his base of operations, Eisenstaedt chose Ellis Island as it has served as the gateway for the tired, weary, huddled masses that came through the immigration port from 1892 to 1954.

At the time of his photography project for the magazine, politicians in Washington were at a gridlock when it came to discussions over immigrations policy. for more click here

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