Customs and Traditions

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


 

All Hallows Eve: roasting nuts to foretell the futureAll Hallows Eve: roasting nuts to foretell the future
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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

 


 

Buying Christmas hollyBuying Christmas holly
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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

 


 

Christmas carol singersChristmas carol singers
£5.00

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
£5.00

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

 


 

Christmas Eve partyChristmas Eve party
£5.00

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

 


 

Christmas HollyChristmas Holly
£5.00

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

 


 

Christmas PuddingChristmas Pudding
£5.00

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

 


 

Christmas pudding in perilChristmas pudding in peril
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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

 


 

Druids Meeting in a WoodDruids Meeting in a Wood
£5.00

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

 


 

Ducking for ApplesDucking for Apples
£5.00

Victorian picture showing a family gathering and ducking for apples.

 


 

Ducking StoolDucking Stool
£5.00

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

 


 

Family decorates the Christmas treeFamily decorates the Christmas tree
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£5.00

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

 


 

Fetching Christmas dinner from baker'sFetching Christmas dinner from baker's
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men, women and children fetching their Christmas dinner which has been cooked at a baker's shop.

 


 

Goodbye to the newly married pairGoodbye to the newly married pair
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of wedding guests throwing shoes at the carriage of a newly married couple, a good luck custom.

 


 

Gypsies and CaravanGypsies and Caravan
£5.00

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a group of gypsies outside their caravan.

 





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