April 21, 2010

German stowaway, later sent home


America is a promise not always fulfilled.

Ellis Island
1911, photographer Augustus F. Sherman

6 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Weird, because when you blow it up the big tat right in the middle of the chest looks a bit like our Great Seal.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

What a great photo.

downtown guy said...

BE: Maybe he got a little prematurely excited about becoming an American.

SB: Yeah, I saw this and had to post it. I dig his hair.

Ms. Moon said...

I dig his hair too. I thought that big tat looked like the Anheuser Busch symbol.
Good one.

downtown guy said...

Maybe this is actually Mr. Busch.

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