Curated Collection

Ellis Island


On November 12, 1954, the Ellis Island immigrant reception station in New York Harbor closed its doors. Since opening in 1892, the facility processed more than 12 million immigrants. An estimated 40% of Americans can trace their familial roots there. Today, the island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, and the renovated main building is a national immigration museum. In this curated editorial stock footage collection, immerse yourself in the history of this consequential port.