Leisure and Pastimes

Victorian pictures showing rich and poor having fun. Boating, fishing, painting, skating, music, the zoo, pubs and inns, dancing, dinner party, flower show, friendship, and more ...


 

A band plays in gardensA band plays in gardens

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a well-dressed crowd listening to a band play from a bandstand in the Horticultural Gardens of London's International Exhibition, 1871.

 


 

A day at the races: announcing the startA day at the races: announcing the start

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young bugler announcing the start of a horse race from a crowded grandstand.

 


 

A day at the races: policemen clear the courseA day at the races: policemen clear the course

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of policemen, including a mounted policemen, clearing the course at Goodwood Races, which has been overrun by a large crowd.

 


 

A musical eveningA musical evening

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a woman playing the piano and two men (one in military uniform) playing violin and flute.

 


 

Absinthe at a Paris CafeAbsinthe at a Paris Cafe

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man sitting outside a Paris cafe watching a waiter pour him a glass of absinthe.

 


 

Acrobats form human wallAcrobats form human wall

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of 16 (?circus) acrobats forming a human wall.

 


 

Acrobats perform in streetAcrobats perform in street

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of three acrobats performing in a street.

 


 

Albert Hall and Royal Horticultural Society gardensAlbert Hall and Royal Horticultural Society gardens

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Albert Hall and the Royal Horticultural Society's garden, South Kensington, c1871. In the foreground three workmen chat round a brazier.

 


 

Alice: Looking Glass ChessmenAlice: Looking Glass Chessmen

Victorian illustration by Tenniel from Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass' showing chessmen, the Red King and the Red Queen.

 


 

Amateur theatricalsAmateur theatricals

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of amateur actors in 18th-century costume just before the curtain goes up.

 


 

Angler and FriendAngler and Friend

Victorian picture showing an angler talking to his friend.

 


 

Angler in his Boat near an AbbeyAngler in his Boat near an Abbey

Victorian picture showing an illustration of an angler in his boat.

 


 

Angler with landing netAngler with landing net

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an angler fishing, holding his landing net.

 


 

Angling beside a streamAngling beside a stream

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man angling/fishing in a stream; he has just caught a fish, and his companion leans over the water to gaff it.

 


 

Angling CoupleAngling Couple

Victorian picture showing a man and a woman angling.

 


 

Angling from a FootbridgeAngling from a Footbridge

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a boy angling from a footbridge.

 


 

Angling from a puntAngling from a punt

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of four men and a woman angling from a punt.

 


 

Angling in a Mountain RiverAngling in a Mountain River

Victorian picture showing a river in a mountain landscape with two anglers.

 


 

Animal tamer and wolfAnimal tamer and wolf

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an animal tamer with a wolf giving a performance inside a cage within a marquee in front of a large fashionable audience.

 


 

Apple bobbing, HalloweenApple bobbing, Halloween

Victorian illustration to download showing a party on All Hallows Eve (Halloween)with adults and children bobbing for apples.

 


 

Arab StorytellerArab Storyteller

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an Arab storyteller and a circle of listeners sitting under a tree.

 


 

Archery at a Garden PartyArchery at a Garden Party

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of archery at a garden party. A young couple with bows have just loosed their arrows.

 


 

Art Class - Drawing a Young ManArt Class - Drawing a Young Man

Victorian picture to download showing an illustration of a class of young women and children drawing a young man.

 


 

Art students copy picturesArt students copy pictures

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of art students copying paintings in a public art gallery.

 


 

At the Races - Horse and JockeyAt the Races - Horse and Jockey

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a race horse and jockey.

 


 

Avenue of tall treesAvenue of tall trees

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of people strolling in an avenue of tall trees, Loch Dhu Avenue, Inverary, Scotland.

 


 

Ballad singer with wooden legBallad singer with wooden leg

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an 18th-century scene: a man with a wooden leg sings ballads at a fair.

 


 

Balloon ascent from Vauxhall GardensBalloon ascent from Vauxhall Gardens

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the ascent of the Great Nassau Balloon from Vauxhall Gardens in 1850, watched by enthusiastic crowds, including members of the Nepalese embassy (left).

 


 

Balloon ascent from Vauxhall GardensBalloon ascent from Vauxhall Gardens

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a large crowd watching an evening balloon ascent from Vauxhall Gardens.

 


 

Balloon factoryBalloon factory

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of women working in a balloon factory.

 





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