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Staff residences at Ellis Island Abandoned Hospital | Photo Art Print

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From my perspective, a passionate portrayal of a frozen moment in history emerges - a corner apartment in the Ellis Island public health facility, which once served as a residence for the dedicated medical personnel responsible for the health and welfare of thousands of immigrants every day. This bustling facility, erected between 1910 and 1924, acted as a gateway to new opportunities, processing more than 5,000 optimistic individuals daily.

This print captures the subtle play of sunlight piercing through a large window, casting an ethereal glow upon a lone, ancient chair - the room's only occupant. The crumbling plaster on the walls reveals the bare, century-old brick, a testament to the passage of time, the lives that intersected within these walls, and the dreams that were birthed or broken here.

These remnants of the past now exist as spooky reminders of a bygone era, a stark contrast to the bustling activity that once characterized the island. The floor level is condemned, yet I dared to venture and record the haunting beauty of this historical building's remains.

The print is hand-signed by me on the reverse side, attesting to its authenticity and intimate connection to my photographic journey. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, affirming its status as an original work of art. Crafted on acid-free 100% archival photo paper with archival inks, every print promises sharp precision, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues. The paper's quality ensures a lifetime warranty against fading, embodying the enduring spirit of the Ellis Island public health facility.

Every print is delivered worldwide, free of charge, with a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Should you not be entirely pleased, full reimbursement is assured within this period. It's important to note that the print is unframed, allowing you to choose a presentation that best fits your aesthetic. This is not a limited edition but a piece of history, a window into a world that no longer exists, captured through the lens of my camera.

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© Dan Kosmayer, 2009

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.


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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