Irish emigrants embarking for America at Waterloo Docks, Liverpool, 1850.
Irish emigrants embarking for America at Waterloo Docks, Liverpool, 1850. The failure of the Irish potato crop in the 1840s led to a devastating famine. An estimated 750,000 people died and over a million emigrated to America, Canada, Australia, Britain and other countries in the 5 years after 1846. From The Illustrated London News, July 1850. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
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January 01, 1850
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