Children

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Victorian illustration showing a fire disaster at a coal mine. Smoke rises from the colliery. Miners and miners' families gather,…

A young boy shoeblack points out a portrait of his benefactor, Lord Shaftesbury, to a younger street urchin.

Two destitute children, a boy and his little sister, beg for bread from the owner of a baker's shop.

Victorian illustration showing a grandson defeating his grandfather at a chess game.

Passengers, men, women and children, sit in the railway carriage of the Thames Subway.

Victorian illustration showing fiddler and his children begging in a busy street.

Two policemen find an abandoned baby on a quayside; in the background is the grief-stricken mother.

Destitute, ragged boys receive a meal of milk and bread from a charitable institution.

A fireman rescues a little child from a burning building. Surrounded by smoke and flames, he has climbed a ladder…

Well-dressed people attend a flower show; one woman smells the roses. The women's dresses have frills, flounces and bustles.

Gypsy family relax and cook beside their dome-shaped hut.

Ragged young boy street sweeper holds out his hat asking for money.

Charming Victorian picture showing boy and girl (brother and sister) playing cat's cradle (string game).

Charming Victorian picture showing three little girls resting by a stile.

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a policeman leading a marching group of street sweepers in the snow.

Charming Victorian picture showing a girl sitting under a tree looking at a spider's web.

Charming Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a little girl offering a basket of flowers at a flower…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an impoverished family flitting, moving house to avoid paying the rent.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a well-dressed mother and daughter walking in the snow.

Victorian illustration to download showing a comic picture of two boys unable to stop a runaway motor car.

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

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of boys playing cricket - the batsman has just been bowled out.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a shoe shine boy and his customer.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of girls and their teacher in a classroom having a drawing lesson.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a silk-making factory. Women in the reeling room reel silk from silkworm…