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The Emigrants, by Jacques-Joseph Tissot.

The Emigrants, by Jacques-Joseph Tissot.
The Emigrants, by Jacques-Joseph Tissot.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: B9460
Description: This print by Jacques-Joseph Tissot depicts emigrants embarking on a vessel. The dense forest of masts would suggest a major dock. Poor economic conditions and the hope of a better life elsewhere encouraged millions of Britons and other Europeans to emigrate overseas.
Creator: Jacques-Joseph (James) Tissot
Date: 1880
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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