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Flying the Quarantine flag

THE FORGOTTEN OF ELLIS ISLAND
Deaths in Quarantine, 1909-1911

 

Photo Gallery for Quarantine Station and Ellis Island

Quarantine Sketches

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Disinfecting Apparatus

disinfecting apparatus
 

Photo Captions: Disinfecting Apparatus — on board the "James W. Wadsworth."

[left] Bath Rooms — On board the disinfecting boat. the emigrant is shown to the bath-room, where he is thoroughly washed.

[center] This view shows the opposite end of the cylinder opened, and the car partly drawn out, filled with the emigrants' clothing and bed linen. Each emigrant is stripped naked, his clothing made into a bundle, and a check pinned thereon, while the corresponding number of check is placed around his neck.

[right] This view shows the iron cylinder closed, and the engineer on the point of turning on the vapors consisting of sulphur, formaldehyde and steam.

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