Country Life and Farming
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Family fun in the country
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…
Harvest: loading sheaves
Victorian illustration of harvest time. Men using pitchforks load the sheaves on a horse-drawn wagon.
Victorian illustration showing oak barking. Men remove the bark from a trunk of a felled oak while others chop the…
Victorian illustration showing hop pickers at work in a hop field. Men gather the hop poles, women pick the hops.
Horse fair in Lincoln
A horse fair in Lincoln. The main street is busy with horse dealers and customers. Lincoln Cathedral rises in the…
Shaduf: irrigation device
Men in ?Egypt work shadufs, devices to raise water from a river or lake to irrigation channels in the fields.
Victorian picture showing a group of young women playing ninepins.
Cottager feeding Turkeys
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a cottager feeding his pair of turkeys.
Pollarding (pruning) willows
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man pollarding (pruning) willow trees on a river bank.
Postman in the snow
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a country postman leading his horse through the drifting snow.