European immigrants aboard ships and on their way to America via Liverpool
United States USA Date:1905 Duration:5 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
From a 1975 production on European immigration to America, with a mix of modern interviews, historical footage circa 1905-1910, and historic still images of immigrants. Elderly immigrant recalls his experiences. Picture of men with shaved heads at Ellis Island processing facilities after being sprayed and shaved for decontamination measures. European immigrants aboard ships. Band play music at port as immigrants embark on boats and ships. Animated map connects Hull and Liverpool. Passenger train runs on route from Baltic regions to Liverpool carrying European immigrants bound for America. View of Liverpool harbor and port areas. Ships at port in Liverpool. Passengers at railway station. Old man shares his memories of watching immigrants pass through Liverpool. People on horse-drawn carriages in Liverpool streets bound for Lime Street Station. One covered carriage with sign on side "London Northwestern Railway Collecting Van For Fast Train Traffic" passes by on Lime Street with St George's Hall in background. Another more simple carriage has a sign "Lucania" on it. Immigrants in Liverpool aboard ocean liners at dock, including the RMS Lucania (which clarifies this footage as before 1909). Passenger Ocean liner underway in heavy seas. View from ship with waves crashing over bow during heavy seas. Old woman shares her experience aboard the ship then, commenting on problems of seasickness among the immigrant passengers in the forward steerage compartments.
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