Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Centennial of Ellis Island
According to the Palm Beach Post, USPS honored the centennial of Ellis Island on May 11, 1992 with a 19-cent historic preservation postal card. First-day ceremonies were held at 11 a.m. just outside of the Great Hall's Museum. The card's indicium, the imprinted stamp with 19-cent pre-paid postage, was designed by East Norwich, N.Y., artist Howard Kos-low.
From its opening in 1892 through 1954, more than 12 million immigrants were processed through Ellis Island, located in Upper New York Bay. Today, we celebrate its 124th anniversary.
Labels: 1892, 1954, 1992, anniversary, centennial, Ellis Island, first-day-of-issue cancellation, historic, immigration, indicium, museum, National Register of Historic Places, postmark, preservation, stamped card, USPS
Location: Ellis Island, United States
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