In the Registry Room, inspectors questioned each individual. They were asked 29 questions. Those allowed to pass continued downstairs, exchanged money, brought provisions and perhaps a rail ticket. One third stayed in NYC. Only 1 - 2 % were denied entry.

ellis island registryroom

Technical Details

  • Camera: iPhone 4
  • Taken: October 18, 2012
  • Focal length: 3mm
  • Aperture: f/2
  • Exposure: 1/20 second
  • ISO: 80