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Victorian illustration to download showing a stove invented by the chef Alexis Soyer (1810-58) for use by military barracks –…

Victorian illustration to download showing Bray’s traction engine being demonstrated in the streets of London, 1858.

Victorian illustration to download showing the interior of ‘the Cathedral of Sewage’, Abbey Mills Pumping Station, West Ham, an elaborately…

Victorian illustration to download showing a carpet weaver at work at his large, complex loom.

Victorian illustration to download showing the Victoria Tower, Houses of Parliament being built in 1850. A steam-powered hoist lifts the…

Victorian illustration to download showing the office of the Submarine Telegraph Company, London. One man operates the telegraph, another transcribes…

Victorian illustration to download showing the test firing of a 35-ton gun at Woolwich in 1871. The gun was nicknamed…

Victorian illustration to download showing a span of a railway bridge being constructed for the East Indian Railway Company in…

Victorian illustration to download showing men compressing hay and forage into bales to be loaded on board ship. They are…

Victorian illustration to download showing the ‘Agamemnon’, one of the ships that laid the Atlantic telegraph cable in 1858, with…

Victorian illustration to download showing a large ice making machine driven by belts and powered by 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 two boys operating an envelope making machine, on display at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Victorian illustration to download showing a cut-away drawing of the interior of Wyld’s Great Globe, a huge model of the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a lecturer demonstrating the rotation of the earth with a Foucault pendulum to a large…

Victorian illustration to download showing the launch of the iron-framed ship ‘Marion Macintyre’.

Victorian illustration to download showing housing for coalminers, a terrace of 10 single-storey small houses and small cottages behind.

Victorian illustration to download showing navvies constructing a drain in fenland country.

Victorian illustration to download showing the grinding room in a steel pen factory. Women sit grinding pen nibs on grindstones.

Victorian illustration to download showing the slitting room in a steel pen factory. Women sit at long benches slitting the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a man and a boy in a steel pen factory rolling sheets of steel.

Victorian illustration to download showing a man and a boy in a steel pen factory bronzing pen nibs in a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a gun barrel factory. Workmen sit beside huge grindstones smoothing the surface of the gun…

Victorian illustration to download showing a gun barrel factory. Workmen hammer a gun barrel to weld the edges together.

Victorian illustration to download showing a gun barrel factory. A workman has hoisted a mass of molten, glowing metal on…