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Ellis Island

The Ellis Island Museum is located in the former immigration station in New York Harbor in the US. It tells the stories of the millions of immigrants who entered the US through Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of United States citizens. The flag at Ellis Island, U.S. National Monument, was at half mast, when this photo was taken, due to the death of US Senator Frank Lautenberg. The building, constructed in the Renaissance Revival Architectural style, opened in 1900. Boring and Tilton were the architects.

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Taken on June 4, 2013