Ellis Island Graffiti Found Originally broadcast July 5, 1986 During a massive effort to restore Ellis Island, preservationists uncovered graffiti beneath layers of old flaking paint. The etchings, scrawling, and drawings covering much of the Great Hall of the complex were written in at least 14 different languages.
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Ellis Island Graffiti Found

Originally broadcast July 5, 1986 During a massive effort to restore Ellis Island, preservationists uncovered graffiti beneath layers of old flaking paint. The etchings, scrawling, and drawings covering much of the Great Hall of the complex were written in at least 14 different languages.