An Albanian soldier, a Romanian shepherd, a Greek Orthodox priest.
These are just some of the immigrants who were photographed at Ellis Island, the gateway in New York City for 12 million immigrants as they prepared to start a new life in America between 1892 and 1954.
Portraits - Augustus - Sherman - Amateur - Photographer
Their striking portraits were captured by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer who worked as the Chief Registry Clerk at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1925.
Sherman took more than 200 pictures of immigrants during his three-decade career.