A random selection of photos from the end of Victoria’s reign, until WW1.
(Some photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.)
A shop in London selling caged birds, 1895. Singing birds like Canaries were very popular in Victorian households.
A group of skilled metalworkers, 1895.
These children are in a country lane in Oxfordshire, 1900.
Workers making wooden carts, 1900. The small boys are apprentices.
Diggers creating a ship canal, 1900.
A flooded street in Cambridgeshire, 1905.
Women making clothing in a factory, 1910.
Circus perfomers advertising the arrival of the circus in a village, 1910.
Farm workers in the countryside, 1912. The children were expected to help with the harvest.
Munitions workers in 1917, during WW1.