Horses and Riding

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Victorian illustration showing a man and boy clearing bracken (?ferns) from a grassy field. They load the bracken on a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a luxury London cab, the Curricle Tribus, patented by Mr Harvey in the 1840s.

Victorian illustration to download showing hare coursing. Riders wearing top hats and eager greyhounds wait for the hare to run.

Victorian illustration to download showing a steeplechase. Two riders clear a jump, but a third is tumbling off his horse…

Victorian illustration to download showing fashionable men and women riding in Rotten Row, Hyde Park, watched by passers-by.

Victorian illustration to download showing a group of well-dressed men and women watching and cheering from the top of their…

Victorian illustration to download showing a troop of artillery soldiers on an army exercise. Horses draw a large cannon.

Victorian illustration to download showing an army artillery bugler sounding ‘boots and saddles’, the call for men to get themselves…

Victorian illustration to download showing a large crowd at an agricultural show. Horses trot up and down, and a steam…

Victorian illustration to download showing the Crystal Palace being built (1851). Cart horses (heavy horses) raise the roof trusses.

Victorian illustration to download showing cart horses (heavy horses), perhaps Suffolk Punch horses, in the ring at an agricultural show.…

Victorian illustration showing a family having fun playing at horse racing. The father and one of his sons are 'horses',…

Victorian illustration of harvest time. Men using pitchforks load the sheaves on a horse-drawn wagon.

Victorian illustration of harvest time. Horse-drawn wagons bring hay and straw to the stack yard, and men unload it to…

Victorian illustration showing harvest time. Men and women reap the wheat, bind it in sheaves and stack the sheaves in…

Camels carry small brass cannons, known as jingalls, during the Indian Mutiny.

A horse and its jockey are cheered by a fashionable crowd after winning a horse race.

A horse fair in Lincoln. The main street is busy with horse dealers and customers. Lincoln Cathedral rises in the…

Woman circus performer jumps through hoops from the back of a horse.

Circus performer standing on two horses at once jumps gate.

Inauguration of new lifeboat at Sunderland, 1858

Dramatic Victorian picture showing Richard III fighting at the battle of Bosworth Field (1485).

Charming Victorian picture (from a painting by Birket Foster) showing a village smithy.

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

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man on horseback holding a gun hunting ostrich in Africa.