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 General Lee with his soldiers during the American Civil War.

Victorian picture showing the highwayman Claude Duval (1643-1670) and his companions robbing a coach.

Victorian picture showing an illustration of horsemen charging in a 10th-century battle.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a soldier of Napoleon's Imperial Guard at the battle of Waterloo.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879), reformer of the postal system.

Victorian illustration to download showing the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park, London, in the 1830s.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), painter of animals.

Victorian illustration showing a portrait of the Venetian explorer Sebastian Cabot (c1474-c1557).

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of labourers testing Big Ben, the bell in the clock tower of the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of King Louis XIV of France playing billiards with his courtiers in the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a monk in a monastery cloister wearing a habit.