Costume, Dress and Fashion
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Policemen learning cutlass drill
Victorian illustration showing policemen of the Metropolitan Police learning cutlass drill at Wellington Barracks. Formed in two long lines, they…
Hoping for a love letter
Victorian illustration showing a young woman and a village postman. She is watching him going through his bundle, hoping for…
Victorian illustration showing morris dancers performing in front of a village inn. The landlady brings out a jug of ale…
Harvest: loading sheaves
Victorian illustration of harvest time. Men using pitchforks load the sheaves on a horse-drawn wagon.
Man demonstrates fireproof clothing
Victorian illustration showing a dramatic picture of a man demonstrating fireproof clothing. He emerges unharmed from a blazing building wearing…
Early breakfast, British India
Victorian illustration showing a scene typical of British India, early morning breakfast or chota hazri. Two men lounge on a…
Victorian illustration showing a ballerina wearing a full, short dress dancing on stage with her partner.
Victorian illustration showing hop pickers at work in a hop field. Men gather the hop poles, women pick the hops.
Monks play harpsichord and sing
Victorian illustration showing two monks. One plays a harpsichord, the other sings, following the music from a large illuminated book.
Fireman rescues child
A fireman rescues a little child from a burning building. Surrounded by smoke and flames, he has climbed a ladder…
Drummer girl: young woman dressed as a soldier beats a side drum.
Man in Riding Boots
Victorian picture showing early 19th-century scene of man sitting while two boys investigate his pockets.
Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of four rustic men playing violin, wind instrument and drum.