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In the Great Hall at Ellis Island – Cotton Fabric Panel

Fabric Panel - $16.00


Fabric panel of immigrants in the Great Hall at Ellis Island.

Showcase your DIY skills with this beautiful fabric panel. There is no end to the possibilities for incorporating this into one of your favorite needlework projects. Think of all the ways this design could be used. It might become a central element in a new quilt you are envisioning. Or, you might use enhanced embroidery to accent some of the design elements and then frame it as a standalone wall hanging. Perhaps you may want to make it into a pillow. Use your imagination to create something handmade with love.

• Digitally printed
• Preprinted 16" x 12" image on an 18" x 14" cotton fabric panel.
• 100% cotton - white kona
• Made in the USA

Adaptation by The Posy Collection.

Posy Lough has been translating America and American history into crafts and needlework kits for more than three decades. Her kits depict the homes of our presidents, our historic sites, our gardens and farms, and our natural wonders. Each project has an underlying theme relating to our American heritage.

Historical Information

In the Great Hall at Ellis Island, also known as the Registry Room, immigrants waited to be inspected and registered by Immigration Service officers. They underwent medical and legal examinations. Translators, usually earlier immigrants or children of immigrants, helped interpret documents and assisted with interrogations. It was here that immigrants encountered the complex demands of the immigration laws and an American bureaucracy that could either grant or withhold permission to land and remain in the United States.

About This Painting

After an arduous voyage across the Atlantic on overcrowded passenger ships, immigrants spent their time on Ellis Island patiently awaiting processing—often with their entire families and all their worldly possessions within arm's reach. In Mort Künstler's "Ellis Island—Main Hall," the exhausted and haggard arrivals mark time through sleep, simple diversions, and weary contemplation of their unknowable futures. — Depository Trust Company, 1988 Annual Report

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