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As I was walking across the Immigrant Building in Ellis Island, I suddenly spotted this view on the Statue of Liberty from one of the ornate windows of the building. That's exactly the view that the immigrants must have seen while they were "prisoners" of Ellis Island. I wonder if the sight of Miss Liberty, seen from behind their bars, raised their morale, and if they thought their time would soon come when they would be free themselves.
I dedicate this post to Brenda Elaine who is such a lover of New York, her city, and who recently posted a very relevant picture of immigrant children in Ellis Island.
Funnily enough, the artist of her photo is French, and so were the artist and engineer who made the Statue of Liberty, which shows the strong bond between the 2 countries. I once told the interesting story of the Statue of Liberty HERE .
Today, more than ever, we need to unite against the mad current of xenophobia that seems to run across the world like wild fire. Happy May Day to everybody !
2 WS show the statue of Annie Moore, the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island in January 1892 and the plaque explaining it, next to the statue.

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