The Emigrant Agent’s Office

Agents

“The accompanying is a sketch of a party of emigrants who have arrived on the quay after a long journey, in some cases close upon one hundred miles:– They are stretched and tumbled about upon boxes and straw to seek some few moments’ repose. This, and the companion sketch of the row at the office-door, where some of the emigrants are seen paying their passage-money, will show the extent to which the ruffianly touters and mancatchers carry their interference, and from which they are only obliged to desist upon the application of superior force.”

Illustrated London News, May 10, 1851
and
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Jan. 12, 1856

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