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The Irish Famine, 1845-1849, (1900). Starving peasants at a workhouse gate. Illustration from The life and times of Queen Victoria by Robert Wilson, (1900). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

The Irish Famine, 1845-1849, (1900). Starving peasants at a workhouse gate. Illustration from The life and times of Queen Victoria by Robert Wilson, (1900). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)