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October 23, 2008



I just looked at the photos this morning. They are wonderful. The thing that
struck me was the juxtaposition of the subjects with the formal, classic
composition of the actual photos that gave them an aristocratic, almost
regal quality. There was such honoring coming from the photographer. Thanks
for sharing them with me.

Pat J.

I really enjoyed reading your article. You have inspired me to take a trip over to the museum if the exhibit is still on.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr.

Pat, the exhibit runs through April 26, 2009, so you have plenty of time. There is no charge for admission and there's a decent little food cart serving salads, soup, and sandwiches under a skylight in a small atrium just outside the exhibit. There are several other "Americana" exhibits there, too. Click on the link to their website on my blog to find out more about the museum.

Hilary Anderson Stelling

Thanks for taking the time to visit and review the Sherman show. If, after reading your description, any of your readers can't wait to get to the museum to see the photographs, you can view examples at the New York Public Library, William Williams Collection (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org , click through to related subjects under the subject heading of immigrants, United States.)

Thanks again for you thoughtful review.
Hilary Anderson Stelling,
National Heritage Museum

Anne Starr

Thank you for your thoughtful commentary. The photos are truly intriguing, and, as you note, make those of us whose ancestors came through Ellis Island reflect on their experiences. And if you're interested in further comparing the Ellis Island immigrant experience with that of today, the museum is hosting a lecture series on the topic. Please take a look at the Programs and Events page on the museum web site https://www.nationalheritagemuseum.org.
Anne Starr
National Heritage Museum


If, for future posts, you need photography related to an exhibition,just drop us a line. We will be happy to share images/captions with you.

If you have a second, I am curious to know how you heard about the exhibition.



Paul A. Tamburello, Jr.

Hi Hilary,
Thanks for your response, I'll pass it on through my blog. I was told I couldn't photograph inside the exhibit so I used one photo that I shot from your museum catalogue and another I pulled (and attributed) from your web site. Thanks for the offer to supply photos - I will certainly get in touch with you any other time I come out to review an exhibition.
I believe the exhibit came up on my radar as I was perusing the then Calendar section of the Globe, now succeeded by the "g" section. I didn't see Mark Feeney's writeup in the Globe till I completed my own and was interested in comparing how we interpreted the exhibit. Thanks again for this conversation.

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