Ireland 1845–52

A.Nicholson : “A cabin was seen closed one day outside the town, when a man opened it, in a dark corner he found a family of the father, mother, and two children, lying together. The father was considerably decomposed, the mother, it appeared, had died last, and probably fastened the door, which was always the custom when all the hope was extinguished, to get into the darkest corner and die, where passersby could not see them, such family scenes were common, and the cabin was pulled down upon them for a grave.” Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 72 images, 472 eyewitness quotes:

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