Social Conditions

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

Victorian illustration to download showing a group of Chelsea Pensioners in their dormitory at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, gathering round…

Victorian illustration to download showing a poor family, including children, making matchboxes in their shabby home.

Victorian illustration to download showing the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, Westminster Hall. A judge deliberates, surrounded by lawyers…

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 group of women and young girls working in a hop field.

Victorian illustration to download showing the dark, cramped quarters between decks of a ship carrying Irish emigrants.

Victorian illustration to download showing a group of emigrants from Ireland waiting for their ship on a quayside, surrounded by…

Victorian illustration to download showing a group of smugglers taking a rest and eating and drinking on their way back…

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 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…