This is from the Treasures from Home exhibit which illustrates what people chose to bring to America, despite having very limited luggage. These are musical instruments, but others chose family heirlooms such as jewelry, cooking utensils, blankets and such. What would YOU choose to pack?

ellis island packed

Technical Details

  • Camera: iPhone 4
  • Taken: October 18, 2012
  • Focal length: 3mm
  • Aperture: f/2
  • Exposure: 1/15 second
  • ISO: 640