Historical Scenes and Events

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Victorian illustration showing a dramatic railway accident. A steam locomotive and three carriages have fallen from a timber bridge spanning…

Victorian illustration showing the inauguration by the Prince Consort of the Albert Viaduct, Saltash in 1859. Crowds cheer as the…

Victorian illustration showing the opening of London's first public drinking fountain, 1859. A large crowd has gathered and flags are…

Victorian illustration showing two ships in a serious accident in a narrow dock. They have jammed together, both ships are…

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

Victorian illustration showing a dramatic picture of a man demonstrating fireproof clothing. He emerges unharmed from a blazing building wearing…

A flock of llamas, including a young one, are tended by their owner. This was the first flock to be…

Victorian illustration showing a fire disaster at a coal mine. Smoke rises from the colliery. Miners and miners' families gather,…

The paying-out machine for laying the Atlantic Telegraph cable stands on the deck of HMS Agamemnon, 1858. A wooden structure…

Victorian illustration showing a mountain porter from Ecuador with a pack on his back. He assisted the mountaineer Whymper at…

The tiny sailing boat 'City of Ragusa' crosses the Atlantic in 1870. The windmill at her stern powers a propeller.

Huge blocks of ice 2 feet thick block the river Thames at London Bridge, February 1870.

Zoo elephant in a small indoor cage is killed by firing squad.

Inauguration of new lifeboat at Sunderland, 1858

Victorian picture to download showing an illustration of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence (1776).

Illustration to download showing a picture of bear baiting in Tudor times.

Victorian picture showing Queen Victoria visiting a Cornish iron mine.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of the poet and critic Matthew Arnold (1822-88).

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British Prime Minister.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Reform League meeting in Hyde Park, 1867, a demonstration in support…

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of the writer and Christian socialist Charles Kingsley (1819-1875).

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Matthew Webb (1848-1883), first person to swim the English Channel.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the poet William Cowper (1731-1800) in his garden summerhouse.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a pioneer family travelling in a covered wagon in the American West.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a foreman and builders at St Paul's Cathedral, London, reading the architect…