Restored Film From 1903 Showing Emigrants Arriving at Ellis Island

This fantastic video from 1903 was recently restored and uploaded by YouTuber Guy Jones.

It shows a ferry boat transporting hopeful immigrants from their larger trans-Atlantic vessel onto Ellis Island for processing. Dozens of families disembark the ferry with children and all the personal belongings they could carry.

The sound isn't original but adds a pleasant ambiance and realism to the scene.

via /r/nyc

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