Victorian illustration showing ragged children playing in the water from a burst fire hydrant.
Victorian illustration showing an Irish peasant family in a state of abject poverty outside their tumble-down cabin.
Victorian illustration showing a sailor getting an electric shock from a machine in a science museum. A crowd look on and laugh.
Victorian illustration showing men, women and children at a Christmas party playing the game of snapdragon. They are snatching raisins from a tray full of burning brandy.
Victorian illustration showing a magic lantern show at a children's party. The magic lantern operator is projecting a comic slide of a sailor catching a Chinaman by his pigtail.
Victorian illustration showing children climbing poles and swinging on ropes and bars in an outdoor gymnasium; families look on.
Men, women and children make bricks. Clay is tamped into a mould, a horse works a mill to mix the clay, and a clamp of bricks is being fired.
Victorian illustration showing a fire disaster at a coal mine. Smoke rises from the colliery. Miners and miners' families gather, waiting for news.
A young boy shoeblack points out a portrait of his benefactor, Lord Shaftesbury, to a younger street urchin.