A picture library of beautifully drawn Victorian illustrations of life, work, and leisure.

Perfect for mounting and framing, greetings cards and stationery, social history projects and papers, books, magazines, museum and interpretation displays, TV and film.

 

The paying-out machine for laying the Atlantic Telegraph cable stands on the deck of HMS Agamemnon, 1858. A wooden structure shelters the large, complex machinery.

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a woman making pillow lace (bobbin lace) by the light of a candle placed behind a bowl of water to enhance and…

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture full of pathos of the eviction from their village home of a mother and daughter.

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Charming Victorian picture showing a boy fishing, watched by his mother.

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an albatross sitting on its clifftop nest; in the background more albatrosses fly.

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Illustration to download showing a close-up drawing of a flowering branch of double white Chinese cherry blossom.

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of workers at the Great Western Railway works in Swindon. In the erecting shed myriad parts are assembled into finished locomotives.

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Victorian illustration to download copied from a medieval miniature showing a picture of people listening to a dulcimer and a viol.

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Victorian illustration to download showing children at a dame school. In the dame’s cottage the children stand in a circle listening to the dame, who holds a cane in her…

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