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Faces of Ellis Island: See clerk Augustus Frederick Sherman's pictures of immigrants

About 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island before it closed on Nov. 12, 1954. Augustus Frederick Sherman got the chance to meet some of them.

Sherman, an Ellis Island clerk from 1892-1925, captured photos of men, women, and children who were processed at Ellis Island on their way to America.

Take a trip back in time through his photos.

3 men from Montenegro

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Guadalupe women en route to Montreal in April 1911

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A Polish woman and her 9 children

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Swedish children in folk costumes

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A Scottish family in September 1905

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Johanna Dykhof, of Holland, and her 11 children

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An Italian piper in May 1908

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A Jewish family from England

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A German family

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Moroccan immigrants

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Dutch family Dingenis Glerum, his wife and their 11 kids

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