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 raising of the standard (flag) of the Young Pretender (Bonnie Prince Charlie) at Glenfinnan (1745).

Victorian picture showing Alfred the Great (849-899) burning the cakes.

Victorian picture showing a peasant family in their primitive dwelling during the Irish potato famine.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the day saloon in Queen Victoria's royal train.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Lord Raglan (1788-1855) on horseback during the Crimean War.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of John Stuart Mill (1806-73), philosopher, social theorist and political economist.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 3rd President of the United States of America.

Victorian illustration to download, a copy of the portrait of Mrs Sarah Siddons the actress (1755-1831) by Thomas Gainsborough.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an Irish peasant family, evicted from their home, in a makeshift shelter.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of labourers working on the building site for the Royal Courts of Justice,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an elderly Queen Victoria (1890s) drinking tea with her lady-in-waiting in an…