24 Remarkable Photos Of Immigrants From Around 1900 Show A Time Like No Other.

Incredible Photos of Immigrants at the Turn of the Century

More than a century ago, Ellis Island in the east and Angel Island in the west have processed millions of immigrants, all of whom came to the U.S. looking for a better life, or at least a new start. The photographs taken during this time tell of the Old World, as people disembarked from their steamer ships wearing the traditional dress of their countries, belongings in fabric bundles, sometimes with a smile for the camera and sometimes not. Here are 24 stunning photos of immigration at the turn of the century that give us a glimpse of what these immigrants were experiencing upon their arrival to America. Read more at http://dustyoldthing.com/historic-immigration-photos/

VIDEO: Documented and undocumented immigrants who helped build America.

They came from all corners of the globe in search of freedom. To help build America. Some came legally and others illegally. These are their faces. #til Source: Augustus Sherman / New York Public Library and colorized images by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome. Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/INSH/videos/1477394205676513/

The murals that are an homage to artisans and farmworkers.

On the Streets of El Paso and Juarez, “Sister Cities” Art Project Pays Tribute to Border Communities.

The river that runs between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez is a river that once ran wild. In late summer, after a deluge of monsoon rains, it used to flood the low neighborhoods of each city with around a foot of water, shifting its course and taking the border between the two countries along for the ride. Now since lined with cement, the waters of this river stay put, and the border between the US and Mexico lies as still as stone. Read more at http://remezcla.com/features/culture/interview-los-dos/?rfb

Indigenous Australians the most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA testing confirms.


Aboriginal men at the anniversary celebrations in Mutitjulu EPA.

Their origins date back more than 50,000 years, according to the research. Indigenous Australian claims to be the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed up by the first extensive testing of their DNA. Their origins date back more than 50,000 years to the Old Stone Age, according to the research. Scientists took DNA samples of modern populations in Australia to find the genetic traces of the ancient civilisation and reconstruct their journey out of Africa 72,000 years ago. Read more at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/indigenous-australians-oldest-civilisation-most-ancient-on-earth-dna-tests-confirmation-a7322581.html

A border tribe and the wall that would divide it.

SILENT AND SACRED. The Tohono O’odham tribe was here long before their land was divided, first by a border, then again as fences were built and gates closed. Now they fear they will be divided once more. For the Tohono O’odham people, the mountains are sacred. The story is told that, I’itoi, their creator, lives in a cave below the Baboquivari peak. One day, Tohono O’odham farmers who wanted to expand their land asked I’itoi to move the mountain. But the greediness of the men forced the top of the mountain to break off and the rain to stop feeding the farmers’ crops. Even as the land turned brittle in the heat, the Tohono O’odham people never left. Read more at https://www.usatoday.com/border-wall/story/tohono-oodham-nation-arizona-tribe/582487001/

41 Amazing Photos That Capture Everyday Life of New York in 1949.

Homer Page (1918-1985) was an American documentary photographer whose most famous photographs were taken in New York City in 1949-1950, after he received a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. Page studied art and social psychology at the University of California, graduating in 1940. He worked in the shipyards in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area during World War II. His neighbor and later his mentor, photographer Dorothea Lange, encouraged him to take up photography in 1944. By 1947, he was featured in a major show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Page received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1949 and spent a year documenting modern urban culture, primarily by photographing people on the streets of New York City. Most of his subjects appear unaware of his presence. Read more and see all photos at http://www.vintag.es/2017/08/41-amazing-photos-that-capture-everyday.html