April 21, 2010

German stowaway, later sent home

America is a promise not always fulfilled.

Ellis Island
1911, photographer Augustus F. Sherman


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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