National Geographic : 1919 Jul
Photograph by A. F . Sherman A RUSSIAN JEW AT ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK Up to the time of the overthrow of the Romanoffs, the Jews of Russia were required by law to live in the cities of the Pale of Settle ment. This restriction was one of the many causes for the influx of Jewish immigrants to our shores. Photograph byA.W.Cutler A TOWEL MERCHANTOF THE EAST SIDE: NEW YORK New York's East Side is averitable mine forcurious and interesting sights. We see here one of thecurb merchants, whose specialty is towels, taking a few minutesofmuch-needed rest onanoldsoap box. There are 3,300,000 Jews inAmerica, most ofthem arrivals since 1880 (see pages 17 and 20).