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Ellis Island Doctors Examination, Vintage Photograph

Ellis Island Doctors Examination Vintage Photograph

In this vintage photo:

Immigrants passing by for medical examination. All immigrants had to show that they were disease free before they would be allowed to immigrate. In this photo, a doctor is performing a simple eye test. If a person had poor eyesight, they were rejected since they might not be able to work and would require public financial assistance.

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