Social Conditions

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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 an angry rioting crowd trying to attack a man in a horse-drawn cab and being…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of women workers in a cotton factory, 1843. Rows of looms powered by…

Victorian illustration to download showing a milking shed at a London dairy farm. Over 60 cows stand in stalls. Milkmaids…

Victorian illustration to download showing men at work blowing and forming glass at a glass works.

Victorian illustration to download showing the bending bench used in steam-bending wood at a saw mill.

Victorian illustration to download showing miners at work in an alum mine.

Victorian illustration showing a potter in a porcelain factory throwing vessels on his wheel, helped by two boys.

Victorian illustration to download showing a man and boys preparing teazles to raise the nap of woollen cloth.

Victorian illustration to download showing an orphan boy begging a cottager family to take him into their home.

Victorian illustration to download showing the chef Soyer’s kitchen at the hospital in Scutari in 1855.

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 women workers, 'doublers', in a silk mill, 1843. They wind silk threads from bobbins onto…

Victorian illustration to download showing a young man in sailor’s uniform in a prison cell. He

Victorian illustration to download showing blind men and women working and reading in a workshop.

Victorian illustration to download showing a large soup kitchen in Spitalfields, London, showing the huge scale of distress among poor…

Victorian illustration to download showing political candidates speaking to voters from the hustings (a large rostrum/platform) erected in front of…

Victorian illustration to download showing poor people getting soup from a soup kitchen.

Victorian illustration showing a soldier wheeling two wounded soldiers from the battlefield in a wheeled litter.

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

Victorian illustration showing a lacemaker sitting outside her house making pillow lace (bobbin lace). Pins outline the pattern of the…

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