Many of the 12 million people who entered the US through New York’s Ellis Island wore traditional dress from their homelands. The early 1900s images by chief registry clerk Augustus Francis Sherman have been brought to life by colorists at Dynamichrome. The photos will form part of a book called The Paper Time Machine, by Wolfgang Wilding and Jordan Lloyd, which is currently being crowdsourced.
An Italian woman circa 1910 wearing a traditional homespun dress and shawl. (Photo by Augustus Francis Sherman/New York Public Library/The Guardian) Continue reading »