Immigrant boy salutes flag on ship in Boston harbor


Immigrant boy salutes flag on ship in Boston harbor

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Title:
Immigrant boy salutes flag on ship in Boston harbor
Description:
Boston was the second busiest port of entry for new immigrants in the early 20th century. Between 1900-1910, over 530,000 immigrants arrived at the docks in Boston. The proportion of foreign-born residents in Boston (and in the United States as a whole) peaked in 1910, before immigration restrictions and quotas were enacted in the 1920s, limiting new immigrants based on the proportion of people of that nationality at that time and specifically further restricting immigration from China or Japan. In 1965 the United States significantly changed its immigration policies, attracting new groups of people and dramatically increasing the foreign-born population.
Photographer:
Bond, Edmunds E., 1871-1961
Date:
[ca. 1895]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Print Department Collection
Subjects:
Immigrants--Massachusetts--Boston
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 photograph
Identifier:
06_01_012688
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