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Ellis Island abandoned hospital interior room with old chair | Photo Art Print

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Ellis Island: Abandoned Hospital Room with Chair - Fine Art Print by Dan Kosmayer

Amid Ellis Island's vast, once-bustling hospital complex, I found a room suspended in time. This photograph reveals a quiet interior, marked by decades of neglect, yet hinting at the drama and human stories it once housed.

From 1892 to 1954, this enormous structure served as the gateway for over 12 million immigrants seeking a new life in the United States. Each person stepping through these doors was examined; their health determined their fate - acceptance or rejection from this new world. The hospital, however, was deserted in 1954 and has been left to fade into the backdrop of history.

I was drawn to this room, where the past and present fuse. Here, the creative minds of French street artist JR and American illustrator Art Spiegelman have merged archival photographs with the decaying structures, breathing life into the abandoned space. They have magnified and displayed black-and-white images of immigrants on the hospital's surfaces, creating a tangible connection to the past.

One such piece graces this photograph. A bygone pharmacist, projected onto a wall, seems to labor behind an old window in the otherwise deserted room. A pharmacist's shelf, filled with countless medicine bottles, adds to the ambiance of a time that has long since passed.

This photograph encapsulates my passion for storytelling through the lens of capturing a moment in time and place that speaks volumes about the immigrant journey. The print is of museum-grade quality, imprinted on acid-free, 100% cotton paper. The warm-tone finish and the subtle texture of the paper enhance the image's details and colors, ensuring longevity and resistance against fading.

Every print is individually hand-signed by me on the back, affirming its authenticity. In addition, the print comes with a certificate of authenticity, reinforcing its value and connection to the original work. However, it's important to note that we do not provide frames, allowing you to choose a display that best suits your style and space.

To ensure your complete satisfaction, we offer free worldwide delivery and a 14-day money-back guarantee. This allows you to enjoy the piece within your own space and context, confident that we are committed to making it suitable if it does not meet your expectations.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2019

Museum Quality Fine Art Prints

Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 14 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.


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As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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