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.

Victorian picture showing early 19th-century scene of man sitting while two boys investigate his pockets.

Lighthearted Victorian picture to download showing women and children bathing from a bathing machine.

Victorian picture showing the interior of a classroom at Eton College.

Charming Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a boy with cricket bat and girl with tennis racket.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a game of rugby football at Rugby School.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two boys playing a fife and a drum.

Charming Victorian picture to download (engraved by the Dalziel brothers) showing an illustration of the nursery rhyme 'Nineteen Birds'.

Victorian picture to download of an illustration by Tenniel to Lewis Carroll's '[Alice] Through the Looking Glass' showing Alice, now…

Light hearted Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a baker's boy laughing at a toddler in the basket…

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man carving a portrait of a toddler to make a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children, boys and girls, ready to play on the beach.

Victorian illustration to download showing men, women and children picking hops; an oast house stands in the background.

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