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Illustration shows residents of Staten Island as they attack the gate of the 'Marine Hospital,' September 1, 1858. The hospital housed newly arrived immigrants, who were quarantined out of the fear of contagious diseases. The image appeared in Harper's Weekly. (Photo by Library of Congress/Interim Archives/Getty Images)

Illustration shows residents of Staten Island as they attack the gate of the 'Marine Hospital,' September 1, 1858. The hospital housed newly arrived immigrants, who were quarantined out of the fear of contagious diseases. The image appeared in Harper's Weekly. (Photo by Library of Congress/Interim Archives/Getty Images)