Trades and Professions

Victorian pictures illustrating people at work. Trades and professions include lawyer, printer, painter, teacher, barber, child labour and street trader, photographer, parson, goldsmith, weaver,  servants, potter, and more ...


 

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 deer stalkerA deer stalker

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a deer stalker.

 


 

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: The Walrus and the CarpenterAlice: The Walrus and the Carpenter

Victorian picture to download showing an illustration by Tenniel from Lewis Carroll's '[Alice] Through the Looking Glass' of the Walrus and the Carpenter.

 


 

American soldiers cross a canyonAmerican soldiers cross a canyon

Dramatic Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of American soldiers and their covered wagons negotiating the difficult terrain of a canyon.

 


 

Angry LandladyAngry Landlady

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an angry landlady, hands on hips.

 


 

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.

 


 

Arab Water SellerArab Water Seller

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an Arab water seller with a large pottery jar strapped to his back.

 


 

Army recruiting in pubArmy recruiting in pub

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of cavalry sergeants recruiting young men for the army in a pub; one soldier measures the height of a prospective recruit, another holds up a shilling.

 


 

Art college master and pupilsArt college master and pupils

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of master and students at an art college. One class are drawing from plaster casts, while the others study the geometry of Gothic window tracery.

 


 

Art Gallery - Picture Hangers at WorkArt Gallery - Picture Hangers at Work

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an art gallery with two picture hangers at work.

 


 

Art students copy picturesArt students copy pictures

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

 


 

Artist paints river and waterfallArtist paints river and waterfall

Beautifully drawn Victorian illustration showing a picture of an artist painting a river and waterfall in a picturesque rocky valley.

 


 

Artist with Palette at his EaselArtist with Palette at his Easel

Victorian picture to download showing a portrait of an artist.

 


 

Artist's Model PosingArtist's Model Posing

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an artist's model posing on a dais, lit by a spotlight.

 


 

Auction at the Crystal Palace, c1852Auction at the Crystal Palace, c1852

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an auction at the Crystal Palace just before the building was removed to Sydenham and reconstructed there in 1852.

 


 

Auction of stray dogsAuction of stray dogs

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an auction of stray dogs. A large crowd fills a hall as the auctioneer's assistants display a dog on a rostrum. A group of dogs waits below.

 


 

AuctioneerAuctioneer

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an auctioneer selling a painting.

 


 

Auctioneer - livestock saleAuctioneer - livestock sale

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an auctioneer at an outdoor livestock sale.

 


 

Bakers making breadBakers making bread

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of bakers making bread. One man puts loaves into the bread oven using a peel, or long-handled shovel; the other kneads dough in a large wooden kneading trough.

 


 

Balloon factoryBalloon factory

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

 


 

Barber Shaves a CustomerBarber Shaves a Customer

Lighthearted Victorian picture showing a barber shaving his alarmed-looking customer.

 


 

Barber's shop and customersBarber's shop and customers

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a barber in his shop shaving a man with a razor. Other customers are waiting.

 


 

Barrel organ playerBarrel organ player

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

 


 

Barrister wearing a wigBarrister wearing a wig

Victorian illustration to download showing a portrait of a barrister (lawyer) wearing a gown and wig.

 


 

Basket makerBasket maker

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a basket maker at work watched by his children.

 


 

Basket MakersBasket Makers

Victorian illustration to download showing two men making swills, traditional Lake District baskets, from oak laths.

 


 

Basket Makers in a WorkshopBasket Makers in a Workshop

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

 





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