What People Looked Like 100 Years Ago

People 100 Years Ago

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You might believe that there hasn’t been much of a change between what we looked now and 100 years ago, but photographs don’t lie. The U.S. had taken in people from all over the world a century ago. In the years of 1905 to 1914, Augustus Sherman had taken photographs of everyone arriving in America through the port at Ellis Island. The portraits he took give us a glimpse into how many different ethnicities were arriving in the United States.

Here are 12 images of what people looked like one century ago.

 

1. Hungarian Gypsies

Hungarian Gypsies

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2. Cossack Man From Russia

Cossack Man

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3. Dutch Women

Dutch Women

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4. Women from Guadeloupe

Women from Guadeloupe

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5. Hindoo Boy

Hindoo Man

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6. Algerian Man

Algerian Man

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7. Italian Woman

Italian Woman

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8. Greek Woman

Greek Woman

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9. Albanian Soldier

Albanian Man

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10. Romanian Shepherd

Romanian Soldier

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11. German Stowaway

German Stowaway

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12. Danish Man

Danish Man

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