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 showing a woman charity worker visiting a poverty-stricken woman and her two children.

Victorian illustration to download showing pictures of machines used in pencil making.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Florence Nightingale, nursing pioneer (1820-1910) in the hospital at Scutari during the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of William Cobbett (1763-1835), English pamphleteer, farmer, author and activist.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture full of pathos of the eviction from their village home of a mother…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a silk-making factory. Women in the reeling room reel silk from silkworm…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of building labourers getting orders from their foreman.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a crowded cell in a dark prison dungeon.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a street musician, a one-man band.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a woman in a tobacco factory making cigars; another woman brings a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a gypsy (Romany) mother and children travelling in a caravan.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a poacher with a gun hiding from a man walking along a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of poor children eating a meal provided by a charity.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a procession of disabled children, led by a young woman in a…

Victorian illustration to download showing prisoners playing rackets (fives) and bowls in the courtyard of Fleet Prison, London, a notorious…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a butcher's shop during the Paris Siege, 1871, selling meat from zoo…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the distribution of soup to distressed ribbon weavers in St Mary's Hall,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a murderer standing over the body of his victim carrying a cudgel.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of gamekeepers loading a game cart after a shooting party. A gamekeeper gives…

Victorian picture showing a peasant family in their primitive dwelling during the Irish potato famine.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man (a gamekeeper?) with two man traps.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an old woman gathering kindling.