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This small book, A Good Christmas Box, contains a selection of Christmas carols. It was published in 1847 by G Walters...
By the mid-19th century public executions were relatively uncommon spectacles. Only murderers received the death penalt...
Watercolour, Illustration, Image Created date: 1847
This watercolour by the British artist John Absolon (1815–1895) depicts the renowned British actor Edmund Kean (1788–183...
These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are...
Chapbook, Illustration, Image
This is an angry account of the life of William Calcraft (1800–1879), who for 45 years served as the official Executione...
Book, Illustration, Image
The Yule Log, for everybody’s Christmas Hearth is a supernatural tale that incorporates fairies, anthropomorphic objects...