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Ellis Island's South Side
Forgotten No More

Open July-October 2004

Compelling historic and contemporary photographs and supporting text tell the story of the thirty buildings still awaiting restoration on Ellis Island's South Side. Comprised primarily of hospital buildings used to treat nearly 250,000 ill and infirm immigrants, the project to reuse these important buildings is the largest historic preservation effort ever to be undertaken.
Courtesy of Save Ellis Island! and the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation

Above Photo: CHILDREN IN HEAD WRAP
Children suffering from the scalp disease, favus, had their heads
shaved, then wrapped after treatment. Favus was one of many contagious
diseases treated in the Ellis Island hospitals.
Courtesy of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

 

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