Domestic Tasks

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Victorian illustration to download showing women gathering peat. Stacks of peat have been left to dry and the women have…

Victorian illustration to download showing a convalescent child, a little girl, propped up in a chair and being given a…

Victorian illustration to download showing an Irish tradition, the baking of a cake on New Year’s Eve. The cake cooks…

Victorian illustration to download showing a gipsy family on the eve of Derby Day. The mother and children gather round…

Victorian illustration to download showing washerwomen in Paris washing laundry on a quay by the river Seine.

Victorian illustration to download showing the chef Soyer’s kitchen at the hospital in Scutari in 1855.

Victorian illustration to download showing a crowd of men watching the demonstration of a bread-making machine.

Victorian illustration showing cooks hard at work in a large kitchen. They roll pastry, carve meat, and tend to meat…

Victorian illustration showing a state-of-the-art kitchen arrangement. Two alcoves hold a range with hotplates, oven and hot water tap and…

Victorian illustration showing the room in which the Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Ayrshire.

Victorian illustration showing a charcoal burners' camp in a wood. In front of a conical hut a woman washes clothes…

Destitute, ragged boys receive a meal of milk and bread from a charitable institution.

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

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of men and women cutting faggots of ash wood for…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a woman giving a cookery lesson to poor country women.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of women gathering peat in a moorland landscape (the Highlands of Scotland). Barefoot,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a woman dusting a chair.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men, women and children fetching their Christmas dinner which has been cooked…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young boy polishing his boot with a boot brush and admiring…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young country woman washing the clothes in a stream.

Victorian illustration (from a painting by Val Prinsep) showing a picture of women gathering their washing which has been spread…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a device for drying laundry at Scutari hospital during the Crimean War.…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a country girl washing clothes by treading on them in a tub.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of soldier cooks working in an open-air kitchen at an army camp.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a soup kitchen where poor children are being given dinner. A woman…