For more than a century, she was lost to history. Three years ago, she was rediscovered. As it turned out, the first immigrant to set foot on Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892, an Irish girl named Annie Moore, did not go west and die in Texas, as had long been believed, but spent her days as a poor immigrant on the Lower East Side, dying in 1924.
Now, relatives have found two photographs of the woman they believe is the real Annie Moore.
“It is of Annie, probably in a photography studio with a baby girl, maybe a year old, in her lap,” said Michael Shulman, Annie’s great-nephew.
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