Ellis Island Quarantine Sketches - 1902
GLIMPSES OF AMERICA'S THRESHOLD
Hundreds of thousands—men, women and children—pass over, or are detained at, the Doorstep of America every year.
In this pamphlet are illustrated the various precautions which the Government takes to insure desirable material for future citizenship.
We believe that this presentation of these details will prove not only interesting but novel to the busy practitioner, especially if he is located in the interior, and we dedicate it to him with our compliments and a thorough appreciation of the confidence which he has shown in our products.
THE MALTINE COMPANY.
Two Typical Female Emigrants at Ellis Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14aaeb8ef7
Quarantine Station and Adjacent Laboratory at Ellis Island -- Office of Dr. Doty, Where Boarding Doctors Wait for the Signal, Two Whistles, Informing Them of the Approch of an Incoming Steamer. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ab306fbe
In a line with the general subject illustrated in these pages, The Maltine Company offered in January, 1902, two prizes (one thousand dollars and five hundred dollars) for the best essays on Preventive Medicine.
In order that there might be no violation of medical ethics, and no suspicion of mere commercialism, it was stipulated that Maltine or any of its combinations must not be mentioned or even indirectly alluded to in the essays.
The prizes were awarded on October 18th by the judges, Dr. Daniel Lewis, of New York, Dr. C. A. L. Reed of Cincinnati and Dr. John Edwin Rhodes of Chicago, and it is safe to say that the successful essays represent the best thought and highest scientific achievement of the present day on Preventive Medicine.
These essays are now being published in a handsome pamphlet, and will be at the service of all physicians free of charge. Address The Maltine Company, 8th Avenue, 18th and 19th Streets, Borough of Brooklyn, N. Y.
The Doctors Head out to Meet up With the Ship to Begin Processing Immigrants. the Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ab8ad189
Top Left: The James W. Wadsworth - the Disinfecting Boat to Which the Emigrants Afflicted With Contagious Diseases Are Transferred for Fumigation. However, Such Diseases as Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Etc., Are Not Detained Here but Are Allowed to Pass. Ellis Island Is Supposed to Look After Such Cases.
Bottom Left: Doctors Boarding Steamship—After Greeting the Officers on Board, the Doctors Inspect the Emigrants Who File Before Them; Such as Are Afflicted With Contagious Diseases, Are Transferred to the Disinfecting Boat, While the Ship Is Thoroughly Disinfected.
The Form on Top Right: Health Officer's Department, State of New York, Quarantine, 7 March 1902. Date: March 6th; Name of Vessel: Fürst Bismark; Name of Patron: Max Hinrich; Transferred to Swinhorn Island; Effects: 1 Bundle; Money: $30; Clothing: New; Miscellaneous: Suspect.
Bottom Right: The Doctor's Boat—" Gov. Flower " on Its Way to an Incoming Steamer.
Disinfecting Apparatus -- On Board the "James W. Wadsworth." The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ab8f81c4
Left: Bathrooms -- On Board the Disinfecting Boat. The Emigrant is Shown to the Bathroom, Where He is Thoroughly Washed.
Center: This View Shows the Opposite End of the Cylinder Opened, and the Car Partly Drawn Out. Filled With the Emigrants' Clothing and Bed Linen. Each Emigrant Is Stripped Naked, His Clothing Made Into a Bundle, and a Check Pinned Thereon, While the Corresponding Number of Check Is Placed Around His Neck.
Right: This View Shows the Iron Cylinder Closed, and the Engineer on the Point of Turning on the Vapors Consisting of Sulphur, Formaldehyde, and Steam.
The New Hospital Building at Ellis Island; Swinburn Island; and Hoffman Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14abb336f1
Top: New Hospital Building, Ellis Island.
Middle: Swinburn Island—All Suspects Are Transferred to This Island to Await Development of Disease.
Bottom: Hoffman Island—Where Emigrants Are Sent When Afflicted With Contagious Diseases, the Last Building in the Background Is the Crematory.
Lower Caption: All Passengers, Either First, Second or Third Class. From Cuban Ports. From the i5th of May Until the 1st of October, Are Obliged to Spend Two Days on Swinburn Island. the Voyage From Cuba Takes Three Days, and Five Days Is the Required Time for Yellow Fever to Develop.
New Hospital Building at Ellis Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14abb45ac9
Interior View of the Main Building at Ellis Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14abf6381a
Potential Immigrants Wait in the Area Known as the Emigrant Pen at Ellis Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ac3181fc
Immigrants FIling Past the Doctors at Ellis Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ac3e1876
Doctor's Inspection of Suspects for Skin Diseases. Etc. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ac9c01b3
All Emigrants Are Vaccinated Before They Leave Their Native Land, and Arb Examined Each Day by the Doctor on Board the Ship as Their Cards Show.
Insert: Form 1331 United States Immigration Service, Port of New York. Medical Examination Card. Name: Edward Schlereth, Age: 29, Nationality: Germany, Ship: Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Group E, No. 29. Initials: E.S. Status: OK.
Doctor's Examination —Stopping an Emigrant Suspected of Defective Eyesight. He Will Be Detained for Further Examination to Ascertain If This Defect Would Prevent Him From Earning a Living. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14acb38042
Emigrants Shown Into Pens — All Emigrants Are Invoiced on a Bill of Lading, Comprising Thirty Persons, Each Emigrant Has a Ticket, the Number of Which Corresponds to That on the Bill of Lading and Also to a Corresponding Number of a Pen, Where They Are Held to Await Further Examination. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14acc1ed87
Detention Pens —After Emigrants Are Passed, Those Waiting for Friends Are Placed Into Pens, According to Nationalities, and Friends Are Referred to Either the German, Italian, or Other Pens. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ad16585b
Detention Pen — on Roof of Main Building, Ellis Island, Where Emigrants Held for Deportation May Go in Fine Weather. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ad2adfa7
Held at Ellis Island — Undesirable Emigrants to Be Taken Back by Steamship Company That Brought Them. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ad5c51b4
NEOFERRUM—THE NEW IRON
After a period of investigation and experimentation covering more than three years, with a view to the production of a salt of iron superior if possible in its oxygen-carrying function and assimibility to any before the medical profession, we have succeeded in evolving a Malto-Peptonate of Iron, which marks a distinct advance in chemistry and therapeutics.
This new iron is neutral, organic, assimilable and non-constipating. Neoferrum is a liquid preparation, containing besides the Malto-Peptonate of Iron, Manganese, a minute amount of absolutely pure Arsenious Acid, and 25% of Maltine, which is attenuated with the finest sherry wine obtainable.
It thus possesses the following great advantages over other iron preparations:
First—The Malto-Peptonate of Iron is the most modern iron salt. It marks a long step in advance in chemistry and therapeutics. It may almost be said to inaugurate a new era in irons.
Second—Neoferrum, by virtue of the Maltine which it contains, has digestive (starch-converting) power, which no other iron preparation has.
Third—Neoferrum has nutritive value which no other iron preparation has.
Fourth—Neoferrum contains a minute amount of absolutely pure Arsenious Acid, thus rendering it of greater value in Chlorosis, Anaemia and allied types of blood impoverishment than other iron preparations.
A pamphlet embracing a series of clinical cases treated with Neoferrum at the West Side Dispensary, New York, will be sent to physicians on application.
THE MALTINE COMPANY, 8th Avenue, 18th and 19th Streets, Borough of Brooklyn, N. Y.
Men's Ward — in the New Hospital Building at Ellis Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14adb8a33e
MALTINE WITH CASCARA SAGRADA
Cascara Sagrada imparts tone to the muscular tissues of the bowels when they are in an atonic condition, whereby the peristaltic action is re-established and in most cases permanently maintained.
On page 1287 of the U. S. Dispensatory it is said, "Cascara Sagrada is an excellent laxative for use in habitual constipation, . ... its continued use seems to procure a permanent influence on the intestinal tract, so that the glandular and peristaltic actions become of themselves sufficiently active."
When it is combined with "Maltine, "no griping, no nausea, nor any distressing reaction result, and the objectionable bitterness of the bark, so indifferently masked by other mediums, is overcome."
Maltine with Cascara Sagrada" never varies in strength. Its exceptional reliability is due to the fact that the fresh bark is selected with the greatest care and kept until thoroughly seasoned, while the extracts made from it are always tested for uniformity.
It is a reliable vegetable aperient and cholagogue, of great value in the treatment of hemorrhoids, producing, with rare exceptions, painless and satisfactory evacuations, greatly improving the digestion, and by its nutritive and tonic properties conducing to a better condition of the whole system.
It is especially indicated in constipation of pregnancy, and is an ideal laxative for children.
Dining Hall Located in the Main Building at Ellis Island. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14add9a799
Final Discharge From Ellis Island—the Emigrant Showing Passport, Money, and Answering Questions With a View to Ascertaining Whether He Is Likely to Become a Charge on the Country, Is Amenable to the Contract Labor Law, Etc. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ae20fc90
Landing at Ellis Island—View Shows Emigrants Coming up the Board-Walk From the Barge, Which Has Taken Them off the Steamship Company's Docks, and Transported Them to Ellis Island. the Big Building in the Background Is the New Hospital, Just Opened. the Ferry-Boat Seen in the Middle of the Picture, Runs From New York to Ellis Island.The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14ae5e6e32
Transporting Emigrants— Direct From Ellis Island to the Fall River Line Pier via the Tender "Hazel Kirk." The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14aedf7f1d
Landing of the Emigrants Outside of Barge Office at the Battery, New York, Passed From the Ferry-Boat Which Brings Them From Ellis Island to the Battery. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14af1692e6
Kissing Gates of America — Friend Greeting Emigrant Just Discharged. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14af1b0021
Money Exchange Depot — Exchanging Foreign Money for American. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14af70227d
MALTINE WITH COD LIVER OIL
A Combination of Maltine and 30% of the PUREST Norwegian Cod Liver Oil. It is conceded that in Pulmonary Affections, Wasting Diseases, Strumous and Tubercular Diathesis, no remedy is esteemed as highly as cod liver oil.
In this preparation the oil is rendered easy of administration and assimilation, and its efficiency is reinforced by the reconstructive and digestive properties of "Maltine."
The combination of the oil with "Maltine" is effected by an ingenious vacuum process original with the Maltine Company, which admirably disguises the disagreeable odor and taste of the oil, prevents rancidity and assures stability.
Dr. Gull, of London, states that "the disagreeable taste of cod liver oil may be disguised by combining the oil with extract of malt in vacuo. This solution shows no fat globules, but only extracts of malt which are rich in diastase, will permit such thorough incorporation."
"Maltine with Cod Liver Oil" does not disturb digestion nor offend the palate, contains no inert matter whatever, and its base is a powerful reconstructive of conceded value; therefore, its superiority over "emulsions" which employ mediums of no therapeutic value to hold the oil in suspension and disguise its taste, is too obvious to require further comment.
Railway Department —This Is Where the Emigrant Purchases His Ticket for His Final Destination, Officials Assist Them in Checking Their Luggage, Etc. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14af97a888
Baggage Room at Ellis Island — for Out-Going Matter. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14afbe31a5
Another Method of Transporting Emigrants. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14b0ab4419
A Family Group Photo of Newly Arrived Immigrants. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14b1519f8f
Maltine Medications. The Maltine Company, Quarantine Sketches, 1902. GGA Image ID # 14b170d2a1
In 1902, The Maltine Company issued an album of photographs, called Quarantine Setches. It contains between thirty and forty engravings showing the care of immigrants at the New York quarantine station on Ellis Island, in all its phases from the arrival on shipboard to the departure by rail for the far west. It is altogether one of the most instructive booklets that has been published by the Maltine Company; and this is according it great praise, for the company is noted for the dissemination of useful material.
Quarantine Sketches, The Maltine Company, New York, 1902.