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Ellis Island - Freedom - limited edition print

Ellis Island - Freedom - limited edition print

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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” x 40”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 395
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 40

Historical Information
During most of the nineteenth century immigrants were “processed” at Castle Garden in lower Manhattan; in 1892, the entry port was transferred to Ellis Island in New York City's harbor. From 1892 to 1924 Ellis Island was the largest and most active immigration station in the United States. It became, and remains, a symbol of freedom and an "Island of Hope" throughout the world. This association is powerfully reinforced by the location of the Statue of Liberty on neighboring Bedloe's Island in New York harbor.

About This Painting
Fear, courage, uncertainty, hope—are all etched into the faces of the newly arrived immigrants to the United States, as depicted in Mort Künstler’s “Ellis Island.” Despite diverse backgrounds and languages, the immigrants were united in their desire to exchange their past for a chance at a better life. With the imposing Immigration Center looming behind them, they look ahead to what will be another perilous journey: creating a new life in a new land. — Depository Trust Company, 1988 Annual Report

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