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 showing the Boston Tea Party (1773).

Victorian medieval-style picture to download showing a medieval castle under siege.

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a man in the stocks, 17th century.

Victorian illustration to download showing a copy of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Grace Darling (1815-42), brave rescuer of shipwreck victims.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of actors performing a play before Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States of America.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of General Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891), Chief of Staff of the Prussian army.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of policemen attacking members of the Reform League demonstrating for increased suffrage at…

Victorian illustration from a 17th-century print showing French adults and children in the grip of the craze for the cup-and-ball…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Chartist riot between working-class men and gentlemen on the platform at…