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Transport and Carriages in the Victorian era (1837-1901)

Hansom Cab pictures. An article here about transport and carriages in the Victorian era on a larger site about Horses and History through the ages.

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The Victorians 1837 - 1901 History Events Printable Timeline Poster


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Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead

An early picture taken by the Victorian photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera


In the late 1850's, Oliver Wendell Holmes invented a handheld stereoscope, which really took off in America. Paper card stereo views were produced from the early 1850's until the 1930's. Through the years, stereo views were made in almost every medium known to photography. Millions of different views were created throughout the world during the Victorian era.


The children under glass are life sized white marble statues of the children buried there. (It is said that some of the statues of children in the cemeteries were made from their death masks. A common practice in the Victorian period.) A boy in a boat with his toys and a girl standing with flowers in her hand. They were their mother’s only children and their mothers are now buried next to them.


Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era who was known for his startling hops. The first claimed sighting of Spring-heeled Jack was in 1837 Later sightings were reported all over Great Britain and were especially prevalent in suburban London, the Midlands and Scotland


The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

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Britain's endangered heritage: Our 10 most threatened Victorian and Edwardian buildings

Heyday: A photo of Holborn Circus taken around 1890. The London landmark is among the ten most threatened Victorian and Edwardian buildings according to a list by the Victorian Society