Country Life and Farming

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Victorian illustration to download showing a Devonshire Twelfth Night custom: men fire guns at cider apple trees to ensure a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a young shepherd and his sheepdog searching for his sheep in the snow.

Victorian illustration to download showing a young shepherd singing as he watches over his flock of sheep.

Victorian illustration to download showing a 16th-century flour mill operated by man-power.

Victorian illustration to download showing two men making sheaves and stooks of corn at harvest time.

Victorian illustration to download showing men in Egypt operating an irrigation system, shadoofs. A shadoof is a pole on a…

Victorian illustration to download showing rabbits being caught in netting suspended between posts.

Victorian illustration to download showing cart horses (heavy horses), perhaps Suffolk Punch horses, in the ring at an agricultural show.…

Victorian illustration to download showing farmers on a beach gathering seaweed as a fertiliser for their land. Men in small…

Victorian illustration showing a mother and her children enjoying themselves in the country. They are relaxing in a grassy spot…

Victorian illustration showing morris dancers performing in front of a village inn. The landlady brings out a jug of ale…

Victorian illustration of harvest time. Men using pitchforks load the sheaves on a horse-drawn wagon.

Victorian illustration of harvest time. Horse-drawn wagons bring hay and straw to the stack yard, and men unload it to…

Victorian illustration showing harvest time. Men and women reap the wheat, bind it in sheaves and stack the sheaves in…

Victorian illustration showing oak barking. Men remove the bark from a trunk of a felled oak while others chop the…

Victorian illustration showing an Irish peasant family in a state of abject poverty outside their tumble-down cabin.

Victorian illustration showing hop pickers at work in a hop field. Men gather the hop poles, women pick the hops.

A horse fair in Lincoln. The main street is busy with horse dealers and customers. Lincoln Cathedral rises in the…

Men in ?Egypt work shadufs, devices to raise water from a river or lake to irrigation channels in the fields.

Gypsy family relax and cook beside their dome-shaped hut.

Charcoal burners at work in a wood of tall old trees.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a poacher catching a hare with his hands.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of thatchers gathering reeds beside a river.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of charcoal burners at work in an old coppice.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of trippers in the mountains of Connemara, Ireland, being offered a drink of…