Social Conditions

Victorian pictures illustrating conditions of the poor, workers, and  the unemployed and homeless. Soup kitchen, tramp, child labour, laundresses, servants, working men's club, and more ...


 

A Chartist riotA Chartist riot
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Chartist riot between working-class men and gentlemen on the platform at a Chartist meeting.

 


 

Ballad singer with wooden legBallad singer with wooden leg
£5.00

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

 


 

Barrel organ playerBarrel organ player
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children dancing to the music of a barrel organ player in a dark, rough alley.

 


 

Basket Makers in a WorkshopBasket Makers in a Workshop
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men and women making baskets in a workshop.

 


 

Bed making lessonBed making lesson
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of girls learning how to make a bed by using miniature beds.

 


 

Blind students in swing boatBlind students in swing boat
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of students at a school for blind children enjoying a ride in a swing boat (rocking boat) at the Royal Normal College for the Blind, founded 1872.

 


 

Boy Pupil at a Ragged SchoolBoy Pupil at a Ragged School
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a boy pupil at a Ragged School. These charity schools provided free education for destitute children from the 1840s onwards.

 


 

Breton Peasant Woman SpinningBreton Peasant Woman Spinning
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a peasant woman from Brittany, France, sitting spinning by the hearth.

 


 

Brick makersBrick makers
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of brick makers in a brick field. A man and a woman stand at their bench moulding bricks; in the foreground is a pug mill to knead the clay, from which a child brings clay to them.

 


 

Builders and foremanBuilders and foreman
£5.00

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

 


 

Butcher's displayButcher's display
£5.00

Light-hearted Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men, women and children, both rich and poor, looking at a butcher's display.

 


 

Charitable visit to destitute familyCharitable visit to destitute family
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a rich woman making a charitable visit to a destitute family in their bare attic.

 


 

Charity picnicCharity picnic
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of nuns giving a charity picnic for old people and children.

 


 

Charity play school for poor childrenCharity play school for poor children
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of toddlers and children at a play school run by a charity to enable their mothers to go out to work.

 


 

Child Labour: Winding CottonChild Labour: Winding Cotton
£5.00

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

 


 

Child street sweepersChild street sweepers
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of child labour, boy street sweepers.

 


 

Children at Dame SchoolChildren at Dame School
£5.00

Victorian picture showing young boys at a dame school (small school held in the teacher's home) with their teacher.

 


 

Children working at coal mineChildren working at coal mine
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two children, a boy and a girl, manhandling a truck full of coal at a coal mine.

 


 

Children's Sewing ClassChildren's Sewing Class
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a sewing class in a childrens' charity day nursery.

 


 

Choir at school for blind childrenChoir at school for blind children
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a choir, organist and pianist at a school for blind children giving a concert (the Royal Normal College for the Blind, founded 1872).

 


 

Coal Miner in TunnelCoal Miner in Tunnel
£5.00

Dramatic Victorian illustration showing a picture of a coal miner taking refuge in a small cave at the side of a tunnel.

 


 

Coal Miner, TrammerCoal Miner, Trammer
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a dramatic picture of a coal miner, a trammer, pushing a truck of coal.

 


 

Coal Miners at the Coal FaceCoal Miners at the Coal Face
£5.00

Dramatic Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of three coal miners working at the coal face.

 


 

Cocoa factory: women filling cocoa packetsCocoa factory: women filling cocoa packets
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of women in a cocoa factory filling packets with cocoa.

 


 

Coffee house, 1763Coffee house, 1763
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the interior of a coffee house in 1763. Men drink coffee and punch and converse politely; a waiter serves them.

 


 

Coffee house, 1863Coffee house, 1863
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the interior of a coffee house in 1863. Men drink coffee, eat snacks, and read newspapers. Two waitresses serve them.

 


 

Convalescent Girl outside CottageConvalescent Girl outside Cottage
£5.00

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a convalescent girl sitting resting outside a cottage.

 


 

Convict masons build a dockConvict masons build a dock
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of three convicts working as masons and builders on a dock, Chatham Basin.

 


 

Cookery Class for Poor WomenCookery Class for Poor Women
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young gentlewoman giving a cookery lesson to a group of poor women.

 


 

Criminal attack in VeniceCriminal attack in Venice
£5.00

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of four criminals in Venice attacking a man and disabling him by throwing a cloak over his head.

 





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