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New York Bay, Castle Garden, Statue of Liberty, Historic Photograph

New York Bay, Castle Garden, Statue of Liberty, historic photograph

In this vintage photo:

New York Bay and the Castle Garden immigration center. The Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background of the harbor at the top center. Ellis Island is at the upper right corner. The Castle Garden immigration center operated between August 1, 1855 and April 18, 1890 and was operated jointly by The City and State of New York. It served as the first official point of entry for immigrants to America. The Federal government took over the processing of immigrants on April 19, 1890 when processing was shifted to the Barge Office facility.

After immigration had moved away from Castle Garden, the building was remodeled and converted to the New York City Aquarium which opened on December 10, 1896.

This photo is by Detroit Publishing Co., and dates from between 1890 and 1897.

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