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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
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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