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Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?, Preserving Holograms, Presidential Portraiture and More

Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?, Preserving Holograms, Presidential Portraiture and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    JANUARY 2017

Ask Smithsonian: Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?

On the 125th anniversary of the famous portal to the U.S., history shows inspectors were not the ones changing people's names

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Inspectors examined the eyes of immigrants at Ellis Island in New York Harbor, but did they change their names? (Archives Center at American History 0143.VDF 27016/NMAH)

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