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A placard marking the Chicago site of the 1886 Haymarket Riot as a National Historical Landmark has been reclaimed by modern-day anarchist admirers of the so-called Haymarket Martyrs.
Poet Emma Lazarus, author of the famous poem "The New Colossus," which was engraved inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903.
Henry Ford's Americanization School Melting Pot Pageant.
Theatre program for Israel Zangwill's 1908 play The Melting Pot.
Contemporary engraving of the 1886 Haymarket Riot.
Leon Czolgosz, Polish-American anarchist and assassin of President William McKinley.
Wobbly leader William "Big Bill" Haywood.
Funeral of left-wing American journalist John Reed, Moscow, 1927.
Early twentieth century poster of the radical Industrial Workers of the World.
Immigrant Wobbly leader Joe Hill.
Emma Lazarus's poem, "The New Colossus," engraved on a plaque inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich, nineteenth-century American novelist and poet, author of the anti-immigrant poem "Unguarded Gates."
American Communist leaders, including Eugene Dennis, Benjamin Davis, and William Z. Foster, leave the courthouse during their 1948 Smith Act trial.
The famous immigration station on Ellis Island, New York Harbor.
Immigrants sail past the Statue of Liberty as they near arrival in New York.
Newly-arrived European immigrants wait in Ellis Island's great hall for inspection and processing.
Chinese immigrants detained at the immigration station on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay carved moving poems into the bare wooden walls of the barracks they could be imprisoned in for months at a time.
Barracks for Chinese detainees, Angel Island Immigration Station, California.
Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, first "new immigrant" mayor of a major American city.
Jane Addams at Hull House.
One of the 41 volumes of the Dillingham Commission Reports, 1911.