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This is a small selection of our inventory of antique Immigration prints for sale. Additional inventory is available. Contact us with your request. 1-800-879-6277 

1901 Scenes on Ellis Island New York. Four rare photographic images on one page from a 1901 issue of Harper's Weekly. Title is "The New Immigrant Station on Ellis Island." Contains a view of Ellis Island from the water, a group portrait of a recently arrived immigrant family, and two small scenes on the island itself.
11x16 in. $30

1870 Immigrants in Ocean Liner Steerage. Dark, hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, showing immigrants coming to the United States in an ocean liner's steerage compartment. Steerage class was the least expensive way to cross the ocean, and millions of people traveled to America that way despite the dark and crowded conditions. 11x16 in. $40

1886 Immigrant Boarding House. Engraved scene from Harper's Weekly, showing an immigrant family arriving at a boarding house in New York with all of their
personal belongings.
8x11 in. $20

1882 Immigrants Dancing in New York. Hand colored engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "New York City: Merrymaking of Newly Arrived Immigrants at Castle Garden. Joining in a National Dance." Castle Garden was the point of arrival for immigrant families until 1890, when it was
replaced by Ellis Island.
11x16 in. $50

1900 View of Ellis Island Buildings. Antique photographic image of Immigrants Landing, Ellis Island, published circa 1900 as an illustration to a book. Shows the building from the water, as it would have been seen by immigrants as they
approached the shore.
6x10 in. $20

1887 Castle Garden Immigration Scenes. Large, hand colored engraving from the Sept. 3, 1887 issue of Harper's Weekly, titled "In and Out of Castle Garden." Contains views of the immigrant station and the people who passed through it on their way into the United States. Castle Garden was the point of arrival for immigrant families until 1890, when it was replaced by Ellis Island. 16x22 in. $80

1892: The Process of Naturalization- A Scene in the Superior Court. This hand colored half tone is from the October, 1892 edition of The Graphic. size: 11x16 in. $50

1884 Farmer Seeks Immigrant Wife. Hand colored engraving from Leslie's Weekly, titled "New York: A Farmer from the Interior Seeking a Wife among the Immigrants at Castle Garden. The Introduction." The prospective wife seems nervous, and not entirely pleased with the situation.
11x16 in. $50

1132immi: 1946 Book: Japanese-American Internment. "The Spoilage," by Dorothy Swaine Thomas and Richard S. Nishimoto. Japanese American Evacutation and Resettlement. University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1946. 388 pages. First edition. 3 b&w photos. Red cloth cover. Condition good. Ex-library. $45

Thomas Nast Thanksgiving Dinner “Come One, Come All.” Shows European, Asia, Black, Middle Eastern and American Indians. Wood engraving.
10 3/8 15 in. $50 


1878 Engraving: Immigration Commentary. Two engraved images from Harper's Weekly, showing the contrast between people who arrive in the United States and those who leave. The left image, showing poor immigrants arriving in the US, is titled "Europe's Contribution to America." The image on the right, which shows wealthy American tourists embarking on a European vacation, is titled "America's Contribution
 to Europe."
11x16 in. $30

1855 Scenes on an Immigrant Ship. Two engraved images and a short article from an 1855 issue of Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion. The top image shows a ship crowded with people, setting sail from Liverpool England for the United States. The bottom image shows a roll call at sea.
11x16 in. $30

1901: Immigrants at Ellis Island New York. Photographic scene from the Christian Herald, titled "A Typical Old World Group at the New Immigration Depot, Ellis Island, New York." Shows a large family dressed in traditional European clothes, gathered together with their possessions.
10x14 in. $40

1891 New York Immigration Scenes. Eleven images from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "The Immigration Question: Scenes At and Around the Battery, New York, Where Four Thousand Immigrants were Recently Landed in a Single Day (May 5th)." At the center of the page is a view of the barge building in New York, where all immigrants arrived in the city. Around the center image are views of the immigrants themselves,
arriving on
boats and going ashore.
16x22 in. $60

1866 Emigration to Washington Territory of Four Hundred Women on the Steamer "Continental." This hand colored engraving is the most important historical engraving of Washinton Territory. This genuine antique print from the January, 1866 edition of Harper's Weekly shows 5 views: the evening hymn, the main saloon, embarking, the departure,
and on deck.
16x22 in. $200

Riff Raff Immigration - Uncle Sam in 1903. We are..."being supplanted by the criminals and outlaws of Europe," lamenting the influx of anarchists, paupers, outlaws, mafia,
Italians and illiterates.
20 x 13-1/4 in. $150

Scenes In Emigrant Life by Frenzeny and Tavernier. This hand colored engraving shows 4 scenes from immigrant life: In the Emigrant Train, Switched Off, Building the Log Cabin and Laying the fences. This print is from the January 24, 1974 edition
of Harper's Weekly.
 size: 11x16 in. $50

1876 Chinese Emigration To America - Sketch On Board The Pacific Mail Steamship "Alaska." Hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly on May 20, 1876. Scene depicts several Chinese men eating their porridge
as they ride
aboard the Pacific Mail Steamship, "Alaska."
16x22 in. $200


1871 Wood engraving featured in a Supplement to Harper's Weekly, titled "The Modern Ark." Image depicts immigrants entering the United States where the Admission is Free with large sacks of Equality Beans, Freedom Grain
and Liberty Corn inside.
16 x 11 in. $30

1871 Hand colored wood engraving by Thomas Nast featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, "Like Phoenix, Will Rise From Its Ashes To Immortality." Engraving shows the Goddess of Roma, Italy along with the Uniter, Garibaldi, as well as Victor Emanuel celebrating Italy's unification.
16 x 11 in. $50

1871 Thomas Nast wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, Killing the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg." Image shows a greedy man holding open the goose that laid the golden eggs after he slit it open. The goose represents the Democratic Party. Text surrounds image.
16 x 11 in. $30

1879 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, "Another Sore On the Body Politic." Image shows a disgruntled cigar-smoking politician sitting next to a tall Aristocrat in West Point.
16 x 11 in. $50

1872 Hand colored wood engraving by Thomas Nast featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Romish Politics -- Any Thing to Beat Grant." Image depicts the Irish Roman Catholic Invader convincing a man that the Bible should be part of the American Institution in the public schools, in the assumption that this
 is a Catholic country.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $50

1872 Thomas Nast wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Baltimore 1861 - 1879. --Let us Clasp Over the Bloody Chasm."
16 x 10-1/2 in. $30

1870 Thomas Nast hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Our Modern Falstaff Reviewing His Army." Image shows a large group of picketers holding signs about their voting rights and constitutional rights outside the Tammany Ring Inn.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $60

1910 Harper's Weekly. Emigration to America. Drawn by E. Roeder. Chromolithograph.
16 x 11 in. $60

Castle Gardens. 1879. Boatload of immigrants arriving in NYC. German language Frank Leslies'. Hand colored, wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $60

Castle Garden c.1863. Wood engraving published in L’Univers Illustre (French) Depicting European immigrants arriving in NY and being recruited by US Military for the Civil War.
10 7/8 in. x 15 in. $60

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