Country Life and Farming

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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 picture to download showing a drawing of two men walking in a moorland landscape.

Victorian picture to download showing a picturesque drawing of a limekiln.

Victorian picture showing a group of young women playing ninepins.

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a farmer spoonfeeding a pig (?medicine).

Victorian picture showing a man, woman and boy haymaking.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a cottager feeding his pair of turkeys.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an irrigation device, a shaduf,on the River Nile.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a gypsy (Romany) family walking down a country lane with their caravan…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man pollarding (pruning) willow trees on a river bank.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an auctioneer at an outdoor livestock sale.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of people walking and riding to market in a highland landscape.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of villagers capturing a criminal and hitting him with clubs.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a country postman leading his horse through the drifting snow.