the immigration though galveston exhibit
will be at bob bullock museum until
october 11, 2009 and then moved to
new york. i went to austin today to
see it. bergmann, lasiker and alois
kallus from schulenburg pictures were
in the exhibit. the exhibit is very
informative about the strict requirements
allowing immigrants to enter. health
and living requirements were strict.
it was amazing the numbers that were
shipped back. in one case, a grandmother
was ill and she was hidden under a bed.
one young lady acted like a nanny to slip
in because young single ladies were not
allowed in by themselves. i would have
never survived two months on a ship,
passed their strict requirements and
get deloused, etc.
hope you get to see the exhibit.
angelina genzer kretzschmar