February 5, 2010

A Piece of History? Is this a Photo of Annie Moore arriving at Ellis Island?

About a month ago, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, Genealogist & Family History Expert, wrote about the recent discovery of photos of Annie Moore, the Irish teenager who was the first to arrive at Ellis Island when it opened on January 1, 1892.

The New York Times published a photo of Annie A second photo of Annie with her daughter has also been found.

But now for the mystery which Megan needs our help to solve! There is a third photo which may be of Annie and her two brothers the very day they arrived at Ellis Island! Please read Megan's article, view the photo, and give this some thought.

Here is Megan's plea:
If you have expertise in facial recognition, architecture, the history of Ellis Island or the Barge Office that preceded it, or in any area that might contribute to the resolution of this mystery, please post comments here or email me, whether they support the claim or refute it.

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