This image of Irish emigrants waiting to board ships to New
York comes from an 1866 edition of Harper's
Weekly. There is a large crowd on the docks with many ships moored and
ready to bring them across the Atlantic.
The image was sourced from the Historical Archaeology journal.
Linn, Meredith B. Elixir of Emigration: Soda Water and the Making of Irish
Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City. Historical
Archaeology. Vol. 44. No. 4. 2010. p. 73.