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Victorian illustration to download showing men in Egypt operating an irrigation system, shadoofs. A shadoof is a pole on a…

Victorian illustration to download showing women and a boy tending power looms in the Jacquard weaving room in a textile…

Victorian illustration to download showing workers in the milling room of a pottery factory, 1843. Ingredients for the clay used…

Victorian illustration to download showing workers in a tobacco warehouse full of hogsheads (barrels) of tobacco, 1841. Men take the…

Victorian illustration to download showing workers in a hat factory making beaver hats, 1841. They stand round a boiler felting…

Victorian illustration to download showing workers in a coach making factory, 1841. One man works on the wooden frame of…

Victorian illustration to download showing women workers, 'doublers', in a silk mill, 1843. They wind silk threads from bobbins onto…

Victorian illustration to download showing a crowd of men watching the demonstration of a bread-making machine.

Victorian illustration to download showing a floating tidal mill on a river. Below decks is a wheel, or screw propeller,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a steam train arriving at Swansea station at the opening of the South Wales Railway…

Victorian illustration showing a dramatic railway accident. A steam locomotive and three carriages have fallen from a timber bridge spanning…

Victorian illustration showing the inauguration by the Prince Consort of the Albert Viaduct, Saltash in 1859. Crowds cheer as the…

Victorian illustration showing an army medical cart of the 1860s. These two-wheeled carts carried hospital tents and cooking and medical…

Victorian illustration showing soldiers constructing a temporary bridge made of barrels and planks, watched by a large crowd. Some spectators…

Victorian illustration showing Bray's Patent steam traction engine with a two-man crew. The engine's back wheels have adjustable teeth to…

Victorian illustration showing army medical equipment. Baskets for use on the battlefield contain medicine bottles and dressings and can be…

Victorian illustration showing a cutaway diagram of a colliery winding engine powered by steam. Piston rods turn the rope drum,…

Victorian illustration showing a hydraulic coal-cutting machine in a coal mine. It has been brought to the coal face by…

Victorian illustration showing a huge steam roller in a city street. Two navvies stand alongside carrying a spade and a…

Victorian illustration showing the opening of London's first public drinking fountain, 1859. A large crowd has gathered and flags are…

Victorian illustration showing a large ship in the New Thames Graving Docks. The ship is supported on a pontoon which…

Victorian illustration showing a vapour bath in a public bath house. The bather can sit in a 'cage' covered with…

Victorian illustration showing a state-of-the-art kitchen arrangement. Two alcoves hold a range with hotplates, oven and hot water tap and…

Victorian illustration showing a dramatic picture of a man demonstrating fireproof clothing. He emerges unharmed from a blazing building wearing…

Victorian illustration showing a huge cast iron gasholder being built. Barges bring building materials to the site.