Ellis Island: Echoes From A Nation's Past
by Shirley Burden
Publisher's Description
Accompanying a major exhibition organized by Montclair State College and the National Park Service, this book commemorates the massive restoration of this historic site in words and in pictures. With historical and contemporary photographs by such artists as Lewis Hine, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Geanna Merola, Larry Fink and others, this book reverberates with the drama of the millions of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island.
Amazon.com Review
This celebration of "the gateway to America" combines archival and new photographs with specially commissioned essays to capture the dramatic importance of this historic site. The immigrants are here, as viewed by Alfred Eisenstaedt and his contemporaries, along with excerpts from oral histories that delineate their experience. Shirley Burden, whose photographs have been exhibited internationally, contributes an essay to accompany his images of the island as he found it in decline in the mid-1950s; much of this handsome volume is devoted to a portfolio of pictures taken prior to and during the restoration engineered by the National Park Service in the 1980s.
ISBN: 0893813966
Publisher: Aperture
Hardcover : 152 pages
Language: English
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