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17 February 2013 @ 06:00 am
Kitsnaps: Annie Moore  

Annie Moore
Annie Moore
This statue of Annie Moore and her brothers Phillip and Anthony look west at Cobh Harbour, from whence so many Irish left for America. Annie was the first immigrant processed at the newly opened Ellis Island on January 1, 1892, the same facility my own grandfather passed through almost thirty-five years later.

There’s a statue of Annie Moore at Ellis Island, too, looking eastward toward Ireland. I’d love to get a picture of that statue, too, but it wouldn’t be as spectacular as this one, by simple dint of being indoors and therefore impossible to silhouette like this.

This is one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. A complete success, as far as I’m concerned. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on February 17th, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
Quite. And knowing the story makes it all the more powerful.
cate_morgancate_morgan on February 17th, 2013 12:14 pm (UTC)
Stunning!
OMG that's gorgeous, Kit--and so, so resonance-y. I was surprised to learn this was a statue and not living, breathing people. But they WERE living, breathing people, so I guess it's fitting to bring them to life once more. Well done!
kitmizkit on February 17th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Stunning!
Other people have thought it was a photograph of living people, too. :)
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kitmizkit on February 18th, 2013 04:09 am (UTC)
oh cool. I hope it's open too. I've been there once, though I didn't find my grandfather's name. It's a good place to visit.
Alix (Tersa): Toast--face close-up (tersa)tersa on February 18th, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
I can't stop staring at it, it is very nice. :D

Edited at 2013-02-18 05:02 pm (UTC)