The Search for Annie Moore

The Search for Annie Moore

If you don't know who Annie Moore is, you haven't been following Megan Smolenyak's research on her. For several years, Megan has been intrigued by her. Annie Moore was the first person to step foot on Ellis Island when it opened Jan. 1, 1892—a pretty significant first. There...

If you don’t know who Annie Moore is, you haven’t been following Megan Smolenyak’s research on her. For several years, Megan has been intrigued by her. Annie Moore was the first person to step foot on Ellis Island when it opened Jan. 1, 1892—a pretty significant first. There wasn’t much known about her until Megan started digging.

You know how research can lead to one thing and another? Well, that’s what happened with Annie. Before long, Megan found two of Annie’s relatives with images purported to show this mysterious woman. They claimed they had seen a photo of her at Ellis Island.

It’s a long story. I’ve featured the research done so far on both Annie and the pictures on my own blog last week. Megan and I have been trying to verify the identity of the image of three children and figure out where it was taken.

There are folks on both sides of this photo problem. Megan and I have to do more research, and we’d love to see the original picture.

Rather than link to all the research in this column, you can view the image and click through the links provided in my blog. It’s a complicated piece of photo research.

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  1. Maureen:

    Have you considered attacking the Annie picturely via identifying possible images of her brothers to see if that is them in the picture with the supposed Annie?

    Jarrod