illustration of the Ellis Island Immigration building
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum Postal Stationery art, 1992

Illustrator: Howard Koslow

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum celebrates the nation’s largest immigration inspection station, which operated from 1892 until 1954. Twelve million immigrants entered the US through the doors of Ellis Island, and their descendants account for nearly half of the country’s population.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection