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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...
In 1881, the comic-operetta duo – librettist W S Gilbert (William Schwenk Gilbert, 1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Su...
Photograph, Image Created date: 1877-1905
This collection of charming and poignant photographs chart Oscar Wilde's life from his youth at university, to his exile...
Playbill, Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
In the 19th century, as in the modern era, most circuses were travelling shows where the entertainment consisted of acro...
These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are...