Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ellis Island Dining Room

Many immigrants ate their first meal in New York at the Ellis Island dining room, which had the capacity to seat 1,000 people. According to a book on Ellis Island by the Museum of the City of New York, men and women sat separately, with young children accompanying their mothers. In 1911, a Kosher kitchen was built to accomodate Jewish families.

Here's what was served Thursday, December 28, 1922 (click on the photo to read the menu):

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