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Victorian illustration to download showing a large crowd watching a zoo keeper feeding a lion – all that can be…

Victorian illustration to download showing an orchestra playing in a large, ornate bandstand. A crowd of men, women and children…

Victorian illustration to download showing a large greenhouse full of camellias; large bushes are planted at the back and smaller…

Victorian illustration to download showing a gathering of men and women sitting round a table enjoying a tea party.

Victorian illustration to download showing a woman sitting at the keyboard of the Aerephon, a steam organ.

Victorian illustration to download showing a workman borrowing a book from a horse-drawn mobile library.

Victorian illustration to download showing the interior of the Sculpture Gallery, Holdernesse House, during a ball held in 1850 by…

Victorian illustration to download showing men, women and families visiting a museum. They look at exhibits in glass cases in…

Victorian illustration to download showing two men smiling and chatting in a pub. The landlord draws some beer.

Victorian illustration to download showing a boy building a house of cards on a table. One sister hands him the…

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

Victorian illustration to download showing nuns hosting an outing for old people and children in a park.

Victorian illustration to download showing sailors relaxing in their assembly room and being entertained by a man in fancy dress.

Victorian illustration to download showing people relaxing, eating and drinking outside an inn, the Belle Vue, Gravesend.

Victorian illustration to download showing two gardeners mowing a croquet lawn with scythes. A family waits to play holding mallets…

Victorian illustration to download showing a charity fete at Charlton House, a grand Jacobean house. A historical pageant processes through…

Victorian illustration to download showing a family fishing from a punt on a river. The grandfather tweaks his grandson’s ear…

Victorian illustration to download showing a village choir singing Christmas carols in the squire’s house. The squire and his wife…

Victorian illustration to download showing a man putting the shot at a sporting contest. A large, well-dressed crowd watches.

Victorian illustration to download showing an 18th-century scene: dancers at a Christmas ball pause under the mistletoe.

Victorian illustration to download showing children at the zoo enjoying rides on two elephants.

Victorian illustration to download showing a group of men and women collecting ferns, a favourite hobby during the Victorian era.

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 seaside holiday scene full of incident, including a troupe of minstrels. A large crowd…

Victorian illustration to download showing a gipsy family on the eve of Derby Day. The mother and children gather round…