MN History Center Displays "Ellis Island Portraits"

An exhibition opening July 4 at the Minnesota Historical Society features striking photographs of new immigrants at Ellis Island in their native costumes, taken by an untrained, yet highly gifted, registry clerk at the turn of the century.

Fascinated by the diverse origins and cultural backgrounds of his subjects, Augustus F. Sherman created a riveting series of portraits, offering viewers a compelling perspective on this dynamic period in our country's history.

The exhibition has drawn strong reviews both nationally and internationally, and it is a recommended event.
"Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1905 - 1920" will be on display July 4-September 20 at the Minnesota History Center.