Identification Tags. Upon arrival at Ellis Island, all immigrants had
identification tags pinned to their shoulders. The tags indicated the
ship manifest page and line number on which the names appeared. An explanation
of the tag was printed in 10 languages, including Swedish and Finnish.
Inspection Card. This card was attached to the immigrant's clothing
and after each inspection, a hole was punched in the card to indicate
the immigrant had passed through the various inspection stages.