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During the 1850s the fashion for huge skirts for women, supported by hoops and crinolines, grew. Uncomfortable and impra...
Broadside, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
This ballad sheet is typical of the verses published in commemoration of the many maritime tragedies and accidents that...
Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are...