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In the Great Hall at Ellis Island – limited editon print

Canvas Signed & Numbered - $695.00


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Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction Technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 26-1/2" x 40"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 395
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 40

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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