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Victorian illustration to download showing dockyard workers readying a warship for launching. The ship is propped up by large timbers.

Engraving by Hogarth showing two apprentice silk weavers in a Spitalfields workshop, the first engraving in his ‘Industry and Idleness’…

Victorian illustration to download showing two men smiling and chatting in a pub. The landlord draws some beer.

Victorian illustration to download showing a fisherman’s family saying goodbye to their young boy as he goes off to sea…

Victorian illustration to download showing a London watchman carrying his stave and lantern. His job was to keep the peace…

Victorian illustration to download showing a ‘translator’, a man who buys old shoes and mends them to make them wearable…

Victorian illustration to download showing sailors relaxing in their assembly room and being entertained by a man in fancy dress.

Victorian illustration to download showing two gardeners mowing a croquet lawn with scythes. A family waits to play holding mallets…

Victorian illustration to download showing the attack on a police van in Manchester by Irish nationalists in order to free…

Victorian illustration to download showing the interior of a portable police hut in Ireland. Policemen lounge in a hammock and…

Victorian illustration to download showing a French soldier on the battlefield comforting his dying friend.

Victorian illustration to download showing a carpet weaver at work at his large, complex loom.

Victorian illustration to download showing a fashionable woman giving a boy street sweeper some money, watched by two women and…

Victorian illustration to download showing the test firing of a 35-ton gun at Woolwich in 1871. The gun was nicknamed…

Victorian illustration to download showing the ceremonial presentation of new colours (flags) to a Scottish regiment. Kilted soldiers hold the…

Victorian illustration to download showing newsboys running from a newspaper office with bundles of newspapers, keen to sell them.

Victorian illustration to download showing a fish auction in a market hall. The auctioneer stands on a platform, and the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a group of blind basket makers in their workshop.

Victorian illustration to download showing a school board officer, accompanied by a policeman, finding children so as to compel them…

Victorian illustration to download showing a large hospital ward. Patients sit or lie in their beds and nurses tend to…

Victorian illustration to download showing a barrister reading from papers in court.

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 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 washerwomen in Paris washing laundry on a quay by the river Seine.