Victorian illustration showing a dramatic picture of a man demonstrating fireproof clothing. He emerges unharmed from a blazing building wearing a loose, hooded garment.
Victorian illustration showing a scene typical of British India, early morning breakfast or chota hazri. Two men lounge on a rooftop, one reading and one smoking a cheroot.
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 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.
Victorian illustration showing two monks. One plays a harpsichord, the other sings, following the music from a large illuminated book.
A horse and its jockey are cheered by a fashionable crowd after winning a horse race.
A young boy shoeblack points out a portrait of his benefactor, Lord Shaftesbury, to a younger street urchin.
Maypole dancers perform on the lawn at Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea, watched by a well-dressed crowd.