1905 1920

Ellis Island Immigrants: Alsace-Lorraine Girl
ca. 1906
Photographer: Augustus F. Sherman (American; 1865–1925)

Identified as “Girl from the Kochersberg region near Strasbourg, Alsace” in Peter Mesenhöller, Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1905–1920 (New York: Aperture, 2005)

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Little Tom pistol

Designed by Alois Tomiška c.1905-1920 and manufactured by the Wiener Waffenfabrik c.1920-25.
.32ACP eight-round brass magazine, single action/double action blowback semi-automatic.

An interesting feature of this gun, beside being one of the earliest double action design ever produced, was his top-loaded magazine. Apparently it was designed for new magazines to push empty ones from the bottom of the grip.

Ellis Island Immigrants: Girl from Rättvik, Province of Dalarna, Sweden
ca. 1905–14
Photographer: Augustus F. Sherman (American; 1865–1925)

Formerly identified as “Norwegian Girl”; new identification in Peter Mesenhöller, Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1905–1920 (New York: Aperture, 2005)

Ellis Island Immigrants: Bavarian Man
ca. 1905
Photographer: Augustus F. Sherman (American; 1865–1925)

Identified as “Wilhelm Schleich, a miner from Hohenpeissenberg, Bavaria” in Peter Mesenhöller, Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1905–1920 (New York: Aperture, 2005)

Ellis Island Immigrants: Laplander
ca. 1905–14
Photographer: Augustus F. Sherman (American; 1865–1925)

Identified as “Sami woman from Finland” in Peter Mesenhöller, Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits, 1905–1920 (New York: Aperture, 2005)