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Victorian illustration to download showing two country children at a pond. A girl collects water in a jug, watched by…

Victorian illustration to download showing a gathering of men and women sitting round a table enjoying a tea party.

Victorian illustration to download showing a sick child in a chair by the fire, wrapped in blankets and propped up…

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 maid setting a tea tray on a table while her mistress…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a grandmother and her grand-daughter sewing.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an ox being roasted on a spit at a fair or celebration.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men, women and children in the kitchen of a lodging house for…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of working men in the kitchen of a council-funded lodging house.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two tramps at the side of a country road lighting a fire…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two children, a boy and girl, giving their pet dog a bath…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young woman washing the clothes, smiling at a toddler in a…

Victorian illustration to download showing an 18th-century scene: a man sweeping the street gutter waves to a maid who is…