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On 7 April 1853, the fourth son (and eighth child) of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) was born. Chloroform was administered d...
Periodical, Illustration, Image
Charles Dickens’s ninth and second-longest novel Bleak House was first published in 1852-53. As shown here, the novel wa...
Card, Illustration, Image
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
Advertisement, Ephemera, Playbill, Illustration, Image
The Victorian period established the modern conception of the dog as an acceptable domestic pet. At the time this poster...
Advertisement, Poster, Illustration, Image, Ephemera
Despite this poster’s high-flown insistence that the show will display ‘the Royal National Zoological Collection’, there...
These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are...