My Experience in Ellis Island: Nation-Building in Translation

With Independence Day and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the US entry in WW1 on Bastille Day (even though it really happened in April), it seems that July 2017 was an important month for American national sentiment. Having recently paid my second visit to Ellis Island, I was particularly struck by the role translation and interpretation played in literally building the nation.

Click on the first circle on the left of this album to discover how.

 

All the photos and facts displayed in this gallery come from the excellent exhibition of Ellis Island. More info on their official page.

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