Trades and Professions

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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 policemen of the Metropolitan Police learning cutlass drill at Wellington Barracks. Formed in two long lines, they…

Victorian illustration showing cooks hard at work in a large kitchen. They roll pastry, carve meat, and tend to meat…

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 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 a young woman and a village postman. She is watching him going through his bundle, hoping for…

Victorian illustration showing stonemasons restoring the vaulted roof of a medieval chapel.

Victorian illustration showing oak barking. Men remove the bark from a trunk of a felled oak while others chop the…

Victorian illustration showing a man studying hard. He could be a lawyer or an academic. He sits at a table…

Victorian illustration showing a charcoal burners' camp in a wood. In front of a conical hut a woman washes clothes…

Victorian illustration showing ragged children playing in the water from a burst fire hydrant.

Victorian illustration showing a sailor getting an electric shock from a machine in a science museum. A crowd look on…

Victorian illustration showing a magic lantern show at a children's party. The magic lantern operator is projecting a comic slide…

Victorian illustration showing a ballerina wearing a full, short dress dancing on stage with her partner.

Victorian illustration showing hop pickers at work in a hop field. Men gather the hop poles, women pick the hops.

Mason working in a mason's yard. He cuts a huge block of stone with a large saw mounted in a…

A pottery worker makes a pot on a potter's wheel. Another worker turns a large upright wheel; cables round this…

Men, women and children make bricks. Clay is tamped into a mould, a horse works a mill to mix the…

Bricklayer building a house. He stands on scaffolding, holding his trowel and a brick. Beside him is a pile of…

Camels carry small brass cannons, known as jingalls, during the Indian Mutiny.