Social Conditions

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Gypsy family relax and cook beside their dome-shaped hut.

Ragged young boy street sweeper holds out his hat asking for money.

Inauguration of new lifeboat at Sunderland, 1858

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of customers (including ragged children) by the bar in a pub.

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of poor people in a soup kitchen.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a music teacher grilling bacon by the fire.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of African slaves being loaded on a slave ship.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of child labour: a girl is minding a large cotton winding machine in…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a street vendor, a woman selling apples.

Victorian ilustration to download showing a picture of a street trader, a woman selling vegetables and crying her wares.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a ratcatcher in a sewer catching a rat.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a poacher setting a wire snare to catch a hare.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a seamstress working hard in her home, sewing with a sewing machine.…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of young apprentices in a wood carving workshop.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of women and messenger boys at work in the Telegraph Office.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a woman operating Black's patent machine for folding sheets of paper into…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the condemned cell at Newgate Prison, London, a tiny stone-vaulted room.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two homeless boys, a street sweeper and his friend, sleeping under an…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a doctor and nurse visiting an impoverished sick man.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of acrobats preparing to perform in the street to a large crowd, which…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of convicts at work stone-breaking and wheeling large blocks of stone, watched by…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an 18th-century scene: a street musician plays his fiddle (violin) outside an…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a living room in the Strangers' Home, London, founded 1856 to provide…

Victorian picture showing a policeman and a homeless young mother.

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a tramp resting under a tree.