Ellis Island and Manhattan Skyline - 1932


View of the New York Harbor with Ellis Island in the foreground and the Lower Manhattan skyline (enlargement below). Brooklyn and Governors Island are to the right. Photo dated October 7, 1932. Source: Mitchel Field, Records of the Army Air Forces, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Ellis Island was then the port of entry into the United States of America for immigrants. In 1943, immigration and naturalization service functions moved from Ellis Island to Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

In the early 1930, the skyline of Manhattan had being transformed with a great number of skyscrapers built in the previous years, some of them became, for some time, the world's tallest building, like Singer Building (1908), Woolworth Building (1913), 40 Wall Street (1930), Chrysler Building (1930) and Empire State Building (1931).


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Ellis Island


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Civic Center Manhattan




Canyon of Heroes


Ellis Island and Manhattan Skyline - 1932


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