American Flag of Faces(TM) Launched Online

April 29, 2009

Will Be Featured Exhibit at Ellis Island

ELLIS ISLAND, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. today announced the official launch of its new American Flag of Faces(TM) website at www.FlagOfFaces.org. This interactive website invites all Americans to submit photos of their families, their ancestors, even themselves to become a part of this living, ever-changing American mosaic.

Participants can upload digital photos at www.FlagOfFaces.org with a tax-deductible donation of $50 to become part of the American Flag of Faces(TM). This dynamic website, created and produced by ESI Design and Artgig Studio, opens with an animated red, white and blue flag populated with user-submitted images. Each image can be clicked on and enlarged. Users can also search by name to call up specific individual or family photos.

The American Flag of Faces(TM) will also become a central exhibit in the upcoming Peopling of America(R) Center, an exciting new expansion of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The Flag of Faces exhibit will consist of a large video installation providing a mosaic of all the portraits submitted by individuals and families who have made America their home throughout the generations.

The Peopling of America(R) Center will enlarge the story currently told of the Ellis Island Era (1892-1954) to include the entire panorama of the American immigration experience, with exhibits dedicated to those who arrived before Ellis as well as those who arrived post-1954, right up to the present. With the anticipated 2011 opening of The Peopling of America(R) Center, Ellis Island will illustrate the American immigration story across the generations, and the museum will be renamed Ellis Island: The National Museum of Immigration.

The launching of the American Flag of Faces(TM) is just in time for Mother’s Day. Honoring ancestors and family by submitting their images to be a part of this exciting new exhibit makes a very special tribute to America’s “moms” on May 10. And proceeds will help support the creation of the upcoming Peopling of America(R) Center at Ellis Island.

To learn more or to upload an image, visit www.FlagOfFaces.org. Photos may also be submitted by mail. Applications are available by calling (212) 561-4588 or writing: The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., c/o Flag of Faces, 17 Battery Place, Suite 210, New York, NY 10004-3507.

SOURCE Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

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