Immigration-steerage of passenger ship #general

Eva Lawrence

I'm posting an 1851 woodcut of the steerage of a passenger ship which
should help inform further discussion on the subject. I hope that the
background is clear enough to show how unpleasant the voyage would be.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Bob Silverstein

Quite to the contrary, Eva.  They look like a happy lot, socializing, a game of cards, sewing, a flutist providing a little music, clean, spacious, well-lit, peaceful.  What more could these immigrants want?

Ronald D. Doctor

Eva, here are a couple of other photos of steerage. Still pretty idealized. ... Ron