Costume, Dress and Fashion
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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.
Baby in Pushchair
Charming Victorian picture showing a baby (toddler) sitting in a pushchair.
Victorian fashion plate picture showing four smart women in a park.
Victorian picture showing a portrait of an old seaman.
Scholar, 17th Century
Illustration to download showing a 17th-century scholar in a library, with pupil and dogs.