Immigrants held on one of the quarantine islands, Hoffman or Swinburne, located off the coast of Staten Island. The weariness and uncertainty of the people in the photograph are palpable to the viewer.


  • Title: Quarantine Island
  • Creator: Alice Austen
  • Date Created: circa. 1896
  • Location: Hoffman or Swinburne Island, New York City
  • Subject Keywords: Quarantine Islands, Immigrants, Family
  • Type: Photograph

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