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006 1850 Passengers embarking at Liverpool docks

"Steerage passengers embarking an emigrant ship at Waterloo docks, Liverpool" - The text accompanying this picture in The Illustrated London News for July 6, 1850, describes immigrants boarding a ship in Great Britain:    "The scene in the Waterloo dock, at Liverpool, where all the American sailing packets are staioned, is at all times a very busy one; but, on the morning of the departure of a large ship, with a full complement of emigrants, it is peculiarly exciting and interesting. The passengers have undergone inspection, and many of them have taken up their quarters on board for twenty-four hours previously, as they are entitled to do by terms of the act of Parliament. Many of them bring, in addtion to the boxes and trunks containing their worldly wealth, considerable quantities of provisions, although it must be confessed that the scale fixed by the Government to be supplied to them by the ship is sufficiently liberal to keep in health and comfort all among them, who, in their ordinary course of life, were not accustomed to animal food.(...)"

Date6 Jul 1850
File name006 1850 Passengers embarking at Liverpool docks.jpg
File Size179.77k
Dimensions800 x 515
Linked toCASHMAN, James; CASHMAN, John; CASHMAN, Julia; LONG, Catherine

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