Government Sale of Indian Corn, at Cork


“On Saturday last, the Government Sales of Indian Corn and Meal commenced in Cork. Immediately on the depôts being opened, the crowds of poor persons who gathered round them were so turbulently inclined as to require the immediate interference of the police, who remained there throughout the day. Among the poor, who were of the humblest description, and needing charitable relief, the sales were but scanty. . .

. . . Our artist at Cork has sketched the crowd immediately on the opening of the store.”

Illustrated London News, April 4, 1846