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 showing fashionable visitors to the Old Pump Room, Bath, in the 18th century.

Victorian picture showing a duel scene, the duel between John Wilkes and Samuel Martin (1763).

Victorian picture showing the interior of a crowded market hall in the 18th century.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a 17th-century violinist at the court of Louis XIV of France.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two men in a garden playing bowls in Elizabethan times.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the regalia, or Crown Jewels, of England.

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of King Alfred the Great (849-899), King of Wessex 871-899, defender of southern…

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), influential Scottish essayist and historian.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert entering Edinburgh in an open coach, 1842.

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 old horse ferry across the Thames, London, in about 1800. Horses…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the exterior of Mrs Salmon's Waxwork, a 17th-century building in Fleet Street,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a scientist giving a lecture to a packed audience sitting in a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the scene immediately following a disastrous railway accident. A locomotive lies on…

Victorian illustration to download, a portrait of Sir Titus Salt (1803-76), industrialist and philanthropist, builder of Salt's Mill and the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man in a concert hall decorated with flags and garlands watched…

Victorian illustration to download showing an 18th-century scene: men and women eat, drink, smoke and flirt outside a country inn.…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a device for drying laundry at Scutari hospital during the Crimean War.…

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.