Leisure and Pastimes
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Snow shoe race on grass
Victorian illustration showing a two men, hampered by snow shoes, running a race on grass, watched by a large crowd.
Victorian illustration showing a vapour bath in a public bath house. The bather can sit in a 'cage' covered with…
Victorian illustration showing a fete in the garden of a large country house. Activities include maypole dancing and an archery…
Family fun in the country
Victorian illustration showing a mother and her children enjoying themselves in the country. They are relaxing in a grassy spot…
Children round Christmas tree
Victorian illustration showing children at a children's party grouped round a Christmas tree lit with candles. Parents and adults look…
Victorian illustration showing morris dancers performing in front of a village inn. The landlady brings out a jug of ale…
Early breakfast, British India
Victorian illustration showing a scene typical of British India, early morning breakfast or chota hazri. Two men lounge on a…
Magic lantern show
Victorian illustration showing a magic lantern show at a children's party. The magic lantern operator is projecting a comic slide…
Victorian illustration showing a ballerina wearing a full, short dress dancing on stage with her partner.
Monks play harpsichord and sing
Victorian illustration showing two monks. One plays a harpsichord, the other sings, following the music from a large illuminated book.
Drummer girl: young woman dressed as a soldier beats a side drum.
Women at a Ball
Victorian picture showing three young women in evening dresses at a ball.