Historical Scenes and Events

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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 Edison in his laboratory experimenting with electric light.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Marylebone pleasure gardens, London, in the 18th century. A tree-lined avenue is…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the interior of a tobacconist's shop in the 18th century, with well-dressed…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of army horses stabled in the hold of a ship on their way…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a large crowd watching the nomination of the parliamentary candidate for Wakefield,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the construction of the tunnel for an underground railway on Thames Embankment,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of crowds looking on in astonishment as a young stag jumps railings in…

Victorian illustration to download showing an 18th-century scene: a dandy wearing an embroidered waistcoat flirts with a woman selling haberdashery…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the South Devon Railway line near Dawlish breached by the sea. Passengers…

Victorian picture showing a May celebration in Tudor times.

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a medieval hunting scene.

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a crowd watching a medieval quintain.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an experimental flying ship of 1784.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the famous meeting of Henry Morton Stanley with David Livingstone: 'Dr Livingstone,…