Victorian Children in Victorian Times

A Look into how they Lived, Played, Worked and Survived.


Life for Victorian Children in Victorian times (1830 to 1900) was nothing like childhood in today’s world. For the wealthy there was an overwhelming sense of boredom and the constant prodding to be proper and polite with very little parent to child communication. For the poor Victorian Children life was much different. The poor children had to work public jobs for their families to survive.  Toys were nothing more than homemade dolls or wooden blocks. On the other hand their family life was tighter knit and more loving.

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Victorian Child Labor and the Conditions They Worked In

Interesting Facts About Victorian Child Labor


Victorian Child Labor was the norm in the 1800’s. There was no such thing as Child Protective services like we have today.

There were laws that were passed over a period of several decades that slightly improved the working conditions and treatment of children. It wasn’t until people like Lord Shaftesbury and Thomas Agnew took action that true change took place.


What Jobs Did Victorian Children Perform


Victorian Child Labor was prevalent in the Victorian Era. Here is a list of several types of jobs that children did.

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Victorian Dress and Victorian Style Clothing


Victorian Clothing Styles took on many different looks during Victorian Times.

From the ever popular extravagance of the Victorian Dress for wealthy ladies to the basic hand me downs of the Poor Victorian children. As times changed so did the clothing styles.




The Victorian Ladies Dress, No Clothing Style in History is as Popular

A popular opinion of many historical clothing “experts” is that the birth of the Victorian dress with all of its pomp and flamboyance

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