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In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' is on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, September 27, 2016, in New York. 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' is on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Detail of a building on Washington Street that made up the neighbourhood Little Syria is seen in this September 27, 2016 photo in New York. 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' is on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
St. George's Chapel, now a bar and tavern is among the last remaining buildings on Washington Street that made up the neighbourhood Little Syria is seen in this September 27, 2016 photo in New York. 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' is on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
The last remaining buildings on Washington Street that made up the neighbourhood Little Syria seen in this September 27, 2016 photo in New York. 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' is on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
A photo of Simon Kirdahy as 'The Sheik' on display at the exhibition, 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, September 27, 2016, in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
A mid-century Odette Barsa bed jacket on display at the exhibition, 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, September 27, 2016, in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Photographs of the Oussani brothers, Joe and Yak, on display at the exhibition, 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, September 27, 2016, in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Preview of the exhibition, 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, September 27, 2016, in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Items from Sahadi's on display at the exhibition, 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, September 27, 2016, in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Syrian and Lebanese baseball items on display at the exhibition, 'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, September 27, 2016, in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)