“Attachments: Faces and Stories From America’s Gates,” a new National Archives exhibit, uses documents and photographs that were “attached” to government forms to tell the stories of immigrants to the United States between 1880 to the end of World War II.
Francesco Zaccaro was photographed before he was deported in 1907. Officials said he had been jailed in his native Italy for "applying [a] vile name to a woman." His file says: “Excluded as a person having been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.” He was in the United States just three days. National Archives Buy Photo