Customs and Traditions

Victorian pictures showing fairs, maypoles, mummers, druids, myths and legends, May Day procession, harvest home, Yule log, and more ...


 

A duelA duel

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two men duelling in a woodland clearing, one man shrinking back as the other aims his pistol.

 


 

All Hallows Eve: roasting nuts to foretell the futureAll Hallows Eve: roasting nuts to foretell the future

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of four young women gathered round the fire on All Hallows Eve (October 31) roasting nuts to foretell the future of their love lives.

 


 

All Hallows Eve: sweetheart in the mirrorAll Hallows Eve: sweetheart in the mirror

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an All Hallows Eve custom: a young woman looks in a mirror to see the man she will marry.

 


 

Angel playing a PsalteryAngel playing a Psaltery

Victorian illustration to download, a copy of a painting by Orcagna, showing two angels, one playing a psaltery (stringed instrument).

 


 

Apple bobbing, HalloweenApple bobbing, Halloween

Victorian illustration to download showing a party on All Hallows Eve (Halloween)with adults and children bobbing for apples.

 


 

Banquet - Toast to the QueenBanquet - Toast to the Queen

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a formal men-only banquet. All rise for a toast to Queen Victoria.

 


 

Beefeater and boy soldierBeefeater and boy soldier

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Beefeater (guard at the Tower of London) and a boy soldier with drum and bugle.

 


 

Bonfire on Guy Fawkes nightBonfire on Guy Fawkes night

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of people gathered round a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night.

 


 

Buying Christmas hollyBuying Christmas holly

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young couple standing in a street buying a spray of Christmas holly from a female shopkeeper.

 


 

Children bring Christmas HollyChildren bring Christmas Holly

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children, a boy and a girl, delivering Christmas holly in a street; snow is falling.

 


 

Children make a snowmanChildren make a snowman

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of children playing in the snow forming a large snowman out of snowballs.

 


 

Chinese new year dragon processionChinese new year dragon procession

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Chinese New Year procession. Men prance wearing a dragon mask and fabric tail, watched by a large crowd.

 


 

Christmas carol singersChristmas carol singers

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of women and children singing Christmas carols in the snow.

 


 

Christmas Carols: Children SingingChristmas Carols: Children Singing

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children singing Christmas carols in a church.

 


 

Christmas Eve partyChristmas Eve party

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Chrsitmas Eve party in a farmhouse kitchen.

 


 

Christmas HollyChristmas Holly

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a spray of Christmas holly.

 


 

Christmas PuddingChristmas Pudding

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a family about to eat their Christmas pudding.

 


 

Christmas pudding in perilChristmas pudding in peril

Victorian illustration to download showing a light-hearted picture of a butler tripping over a pet dog and in danger of dropping the Christmas pudding.

 


 

Cook and Christmas puddingCook and Christmas pudding

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a cook smiling at a young boy as she brings in the Christmas pudding.

 


 

Coronation ChairCoronation Chair

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Coronation Chair, which dates from the 13th century and stands in Westminster Abbey.

 


 

Country May Day celebrationsCountry May Day celebrations

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of May Day celebrations in the country. Children dance in circles round a maypole and villagers watch and picnic.

 


 

Coventry Mystery PlayCoventry Mystery Play

Victorian picture showing the performance of a Coventry Mystery Play in medieval times.

 


 

Decorating a Christmas treeDecorating a Christmas tree

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a mother and three children decorating their Christmas tree. A little girl holds a box of fairies/dolls for her mother to hang up.

 


 

Druids Meeting in a WoodDruids Meeting in a Wood

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of druids meeting in a wood.

 


 

Ducking for ApplesDucking for Apples

Victorian picture showing a family gathering and ducking for apples.

 


 

Ducking StoolDucking Stool

Victorian picture showing a ducking stool with a young woman in 18th-century dress.

 


 

Family decorates the Christmas treeFamily decorates the Christmas tree

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a family putting the final touch to their Christmas tree: a toddler fixes a flag at the top.

 


 

Family round the Christmas TreeFamily round the Christmas Tree

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a family celebrating round a tall Christmas tree.

 


 

Father Christmas and chimney potFather Christmas and chimney pot

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Father Christmas (Santa Claus) standing on a roof pointing with dismay at a chimney pot that is too small for him to get down it.

 


 

Father Christmas bringing the Yule LogFather Christmas bringing the Yule Log

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of smiling Father Christmas bringing in the Yule Log.

 





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