Historical Scenes and Events

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Victorian illustration to download showing the interior of Committee Room No 2, House of Commons.

Victorian illustration to download showing a gun battery at the siege of Sebastopol.

Victorian illustration to download showing the Officers’ Cemetery on Cathcart’s Hill, near Sebastopol, during the Crimean War.

Victorian illustration to download showing a small temporary observatory perched on the cross on top of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Victorian illustration to download showing two soldiers of the Royal Engineers in an observatory high above the ground making observations…

Victorian illustration to download showing French troops within their fortification during the siege of Sebastopol in 1855.

Victorian illustration to download showing a gun battery at the siege of Sebastopol in 1855 – this is No 2…

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

the battle of Citate on 5 January 1854.

Victorian illustration to download showing a scene from the Crimean War. The Royal Horse Artillery disembark from a ship at…

Victorian illustration to download showing a steam train arriving at Swansea station at the opening of the South Wales Railway…

Victorian illustration to download showing a large soup kitchen in Spitalfields, London, showing the huge scale of distress among poor…

Victorian illustration to download showing a huge fungus, about 15ft across, growing in a tunnel lit by candles. A well-dressed…

Victorian illustration to download showing political candidates speaking to voters from the hustings (a large rostrum/platform) erected in front of…

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.