Customs and Traditions
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House of Commons: the Bar
Victorian illustration to download showing a man standing at the Bar of the House of Commons, accompanied by the Sergeant-at-Arms…
Children round Christmas tree
Victorian illustration showing children at a children's party grouped round a Christmas tree lit with candles. Parents and adults look…
Victorian illustration showing morris dancers performing in front of a village inn. The landlady brings out a jug of ale…
Irish custom: Chalk Sunday
Victorian illustration showing a traditional Irish custom, Chalk Sunday. Young women and boys tease bachelors by marking their clothes with…
Children bring Christmas Holly
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children, a boy and a girl, delivering Christmas holly in a street;…
Gathering mistletoe and ivy
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two young women gathering mistletoe and ivy for Christmas decorations.
Victorian picture shoiwng rejoicing villagers bringing in the hay.
Angel playing a Psaltery
Victorian illustration to download, a copy of a painting by Orcagna, showing two angels, one playing a psaltery (stringed instrument).
Lovers carve initials on tree
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a romantic young couple. The man is carving their initials on the…
Christmas carol singers
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of women and children singing Christmas carols in the snow.
Boat race crew disembark
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of one of the crews in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race disembarking,…
Banquet – Toast to the Queen
Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a formal men-only banquet. All rise for a toast to Queen Victoria.