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 a drawing of a country fair in Tudor times.

Victorian picture showing Cavaliers and Puritans (17th century).

Victorian picture, a copy of a 13th-century drawing of the Tower of London and the river Thames.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the ascent of a Montgolfier-designed balloon in 1784.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Vincenzo Lunardi making the first air balloon ascent in England in 1784.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Oliver Goldsmith (1730-74), Irish novelist, poet and playwright.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait (taken from a coin) of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (76-138), emperor 117-138.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of relics of Franklin's expedition of 1845 to find the North-West Passage.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the forcible eviction of a family from their cottage in Ireland.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of seven famous cricketers, including W G Grace aged 22 and already with…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Tyburn Turnpike gate into London in about 1820, and travellers on…