Friday, May 9, 2014

Emigration To New York

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.[1]

[1] 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.

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