“Emigrant Landing” at Ellis Island

Is the E on emigrant a typo, or is this really the last stop for Americans seeking to relocate to other countries?

Sometimes the manufacturers of these vintage postcards shaved off details, but the building looks significantly smaller and less ornate than the main immigrant landing station on Ellis Island.

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4 Responses to ““Emigrant Landing” at Ellis Island”

  1. James Says:

    Emigrant was much more common in the 19th century–they were emigrants to America, after all.

    If memory serves, this actually a picture of the barge office, which was used after Castle Garden closed and before the buildings we know were built on Ellis Island.

  2. petey Says:

    my parents always considered themselves emigrants, not immigrants. the bank too was called the Emigrant. it’s not so much that they came to america (it could have been england or australia; in my parents’ case it was england, for a while) as that they left the old country. so on the card above the word may be used in the voice of those landing, not of those receiving them.

  3. Diane Gumble Says:

    I have this postcard from my Great-Aunt’s album. She worked in NYC about 1898.

  4. Sassy Jane Genealogy Says:

    It’s the Barge Office in the Battery, used before Ellis was built.

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