To mark the beginning of a unique digital collaboration, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana announced the launch of Leaving Europe: A new life in America. The all-new virtual exhibition tells the story of European emigration to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Jointly curated by the two digital libraries, the exhibition uses photographs, manuscripts, broadsheets, paintings, letters, audio, government documents and other unique materials to chart people’s journeys across the European continent and their settlement in the United States. The digital items displayed are from U.S. and European libraries, museums and archives and the accompanying narrative has been commissioned specially for the exhibition from U.S. and European experts.
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Image title: Italian family in Chicago tenement
Photograph by: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940
Medium: Gelatin silver prints