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The four prints included in this portfolio are:

Ruthenian Woman from the former Kingdom of Ruthenia
Paper Size: 14 x 11 inches
Image Size: 12 x 9 inches

Guadeloupe Women in Front of the Main Building at Ellis Island
Paper Size: 14 x 11 inches
Image Size: 12 x 9 inches

Dutch Siblings from the Island of Marken
Paper Size: 14 x 11 inches
Image Size: 12 x 9 inches

German Stowaway
Paper Size: 14 x 11 inches
Image Size: 12 x 9 inches

Throughout his tenure as a registry clerk with the Immigration Division of Ellis Island, Augustus F. Sherman systematically photographed more than 200 families, groups, and individuals while they were being held by customs for special investigations. The group of prints in this stunning portfolio were chosen in collaboration with Ellis Island and are from the book Ellis Island Portraits 1905—1920. They provide an essential reevaluation of Sherman's striking portraits, which predate August Sander's cataloging efforts by several years.

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