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Immigration Storyboard
Updated: 11/13/2019
Immigration Storyboard
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  • Henry Gostic: This man lived in Ireland around 1851. He was living in poverty and needed a better life. He only barely had enough money for a steerage ticket. He was 22.
  • He payed very little for his ticket. He only had one bag with him. He gave the ticket to the Helmsman. He was headed to Manhattan.
  • The boat was very crammed. He went alone, but the steerage level of the boat was still packed with people who were in the same boat as him. *pun intended*
  • There was only one bathroom for all of us, and there was barely enough beds.
  • Immigration was extremely hectic. I had my bag searched along with my own body. I got a check-up and was declared just under healthy. They didn't even give me any idea of what medicine to get.
  • Work was fairly easy to find, I took the first option. I worked in a factory that was packed to the walls with people. It was very unsafe. There were only a couple outhouses for hundreds of people.
  • I was packed into a tenement. There was one outhouse for the whole building, so there was almost always at least three people out there waiting. The room I stayed in was sectioned off into more smaller rooms. There were no windows or ventilation. It was almost always messy. It was the only place I could afford at the beginning.
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