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Customers wait in line at a teller's window in a bank on Ellis Island on Feb. 18, 1910. A board posted to the right of the window includes conversion prices (quoted by American Express) for gold, silver, and paper into a number of different currencies.

Customers wait in line at a teller's window in a bank on Ellis Island on Feb. 18, 1910. A board posted to the right of the window includes conversion prices (quoted by American Express) for gold, silver, and paper into a number of different currencies.

The first Ellis Island Immigration Station, opened in 1892, burned down completely in a fire in 1897. This photo is of the second Immigration Station, opened in December of 1900.

The first Ellis Island Immigration Station, opened in 1892, burned down completely in a fire in 1897. This photo is of the second Immigration Station, opened in December of 1900.

Before you were able to travel, you had to undergo lice inspection at Ellis Island. Maggie Moyer

Before you were able to travel, you had to undergo lice inspection at Ellis Island. Maggie Moyer

As this photograph from about 1930 shows, anyone arriving at the Immigration Station on New York's Ellis Island who appeared to have a communicable disease was immediately segregated. If diagnosis confirmed the suspicion, that person was quarantined in a hospital until he or she was no longer contagious.   Photo credit: Courtesy of National Library of Medicine

As this photograph from about 1930 shows, anyone arriving at the Immigration Station on New York's Ellis Island who appeared to have a communicable disease was immediately segregated. If diagnosis confirmed the suspicion, that person was quarantined in a hospital until he or she was no longer contagious. Photo credit: Courtesy of National Library of Medicine

Ellis Island Immigrants Names | ... Ellis Island before it was transformed into a tourist attraction

Eerie images from a bygone age: Haunting photographs show New York's Ellis Island before it was transformed into a tourist attraction

Ellis Island Immigrants Names | ... Ellis Island before it was transformed into a tourist attraction

Immigrants carrying suitcases at Ellis Island, early 1900s.  Ellis Island, which opened in 1892 kept the administrative records and allowed immigration officers to check for diseases and to verify that each immigrant had at least $25 and had someone to meet them upon arrival, an effort to make sure that they would not become a ward of the state.

Immigrants carrying suitcases at Ellis Island, early 1900s. Ellis Island, which opened in 1892 kept the administrative records and allowed immigration officers to check for diseases and to verify that each immigrant had at least $25 and had someone to meet them upon arrival, an effort to make sure that they would not become a ward of the state.

Ellis Island Immigrants | Immigrants at Ellis Island my greatgrandfather was there 1898 ...

Ellis Island Immigrants | Immigrants at Ellis Island my greatgrandfather was there 1898 ...

Approved for entry, these immigrants wait in the Ellis Island Railroad Ticket Office.

Approved for entry, these immigrants wait in the Ellis Island Railroad Ticket Office.

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