A crowd watching a troupe of quack-doctors on a stage outside an inn. Oil painting by a Flemish painter, ca. 1640(?).
Visitors to the Horticultural Society of London's gardens in Chiswick, among whom is a man who rushes off believing he has an attack of the cholera. Coloured etching by H. Heath, 1831.
The Royal Hospital, Chelsea: the north facade with a temporary wooden fence and a large crowd of people. Wood engraving.
A crowd of Chinese men, women and children are surrounding a Chinese man pilloried. Engraving, ca. 1840.
A travelling healer demonstrating the extraction of a tooth from the mouth of a woman patient, before a crowd of onlookers.
A crowd of injured men being helped into a public office by family and friends, who appear to be campaigning on their behalf. Etching attributed to G. Cruikshank.
David playing his harp for a disgruntled Saul in front of a crowd of courtiers and soldiers. Engraving after L. van Leyden, 1508.
A man standing on a table in the middle of a crowd is being listened to by an angel with a trumpet on one side and a devil on the other with a syringe in his ear. Etching.
An itinerant vendor selling pipes is surrounded by a crowd of children, dogs and passer-by. Etching by J.T. Smith, 1816.
A lay preacher with a wax (?) image of a bishop, addresses a crowd in the streets of Rome. Etching, 1824.
A group of itinerant medicine vendors and tooth-drawers performing operations and trying to sell their wares from a stage to a crowd of peole in Rome, Italy. Wood engraving, 1872.
A crowd is gathering around a young man in a dressing gown as he attempted to poison himself in the living room. Etching.
A doctor prescribes another ninety leeches for a sick, bedbound man; gentlemen crowd around the bed. Coloured lithograph by C.J. Traviès, c. 1827.
A man is standing on a platform in a park addressing a large crowd who are carrying banners and placards. Wood engraving.
A crowd of people gather in a square to celebrate a festival. Engraving by Felice Gambrai after Agno Ricci after himself.
A chiropodist treating a patient's foot, a crowd of people are gathered around watching the work. Line engraving by P. Quast.
A woman on the beach is offering a dish to a man with an eye glass, two women are being chased by a crowd and women are carrying baskets on their heads as men dig in the field and one pushes a barrow with a basket on it. Etching.
People visiting the morgue in Paris to view the cadavers. A crowd gathers to view the grisly sight of the bodies, including a mother and her young son.
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary; below the apostles crowd around her empty tomb. Drawing by F. Rosaspina, c. 1830, after Agostino Carracci.
A crowd of men are carrying parcels on their head and one man has two small people on his back. Engraving.
A man with a young lady by his side is attacking a man in a top hat, as a startled crowd looks on. Etching after Onwhyn.
Doctor Bossy, a well known itinerant medicine vendor, selling his wares to a crowd of sick and crippled people at Covent Garden, London. Pencil drawing after A. van Assen.
Two men on horseback are jousting at a tournament before a crowd of people gathered in front of a spectacular building. Etching.
A crowd has gathered to watch a procession and a young boy is stealing from the back pocket of a man in a top hat and coat tails. Process print.
A disturbed-looking young woman is surrounded by a rowdy crowd of satyrs in a forest. Lithograph by T.H. Maguire after W.E. Frost.
South Africa: a crowd of people gathered for trading in a chained off area outside the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. Photograph by Barnett, 1896.
One man is holding scales which appear unbalanced as a crowd of people on the left are discussing the situation. Etching.
A winged figure of Death stands in front of a prostrate skeleton and tears out the pages of a book while a crowd of people watch him. Etching by Marco Dente (Marco da Ravenna) after Baccio Bandinelli.
An itinerant medicine vendor performing with props to a crowd in Siena. Engraving by G.B. Polanzani after S. Pacini after G. Mei.
Death-bed scene, figures crowd around a dying person's bed in grief while final rites are being read. Stipple engraving by N. Schiavonetti, 1812, after R. Westall.
A crowd of people outside in the street are making such a noise that the man in the window has his hands over his ears. Engraving by J. June after William Hogarth.
A father and mother greet their returning son with a crowd of people gathered outside the open door. Engraving by Heath after Gravelott.
Doctor Bossy, an infamous medicine vendor, selling his wares to a crowd of sick and crippled people at Covent Garden, London. Etching, 1795, after A. van Assen.
Durbar of the Badshah of Oudh: three Europeans standing in front of a large crowd of people waiting to greet the king of Oudh.
Anatomical dissection by Andreas Vesalius of a female cadaver, attended by a large crowd of onlookers. Woodcut, 1555.
A hot-air balloon has landed in stormy weather, a crowd of people have brought lamps and are helping the aeronauts. Coloured wood engraving.
Captain Cook's landing on the island of Tanna amid a crowd of hostile natives. Engraving by J.K. Sherwin after W. Hodges, 1 February 1777.
A cart laden with casualties of the French Revolution of 1848 is driven past The National in Paris passing a lamenting crowd. Lithograph.
A crowd gathers and some throw confetti to cheer on a couple whose horse-drawn carriage awaits to take them to the church for their marriage. Engraving.
An itinerant medicine vendor performing on stage with two assistants and a monkey, selling his wares to an excitable crowd. Coloured wood engraving by J. Oortman.
Nettuno (?), Italy: a medical man taking a blood sample from a boy seated at a small table, surrounded by a crowd of onlookers, outside the local ambulance service building (?). Photograph, 1910/1940 (?).
Doctor Rock, an itinerant vendor of medicines, selling his wares from a horse-drawn carriage to a crowd at Kennington common: John and Charles Wesley are preaching in the background. Engraving, 1743.
A surgeon holding up a stone after performing a lithotomy on a male patient who is tied to a table, they are in the open air and surrounded by a crowd of people. Coloured pencil drawing by A. Rivoulon.
Prinsep Ghat, Calcutta, India: the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King George V and Queen Mary) seated beneath a canopy, behind a crowd of onlookers. Photograph, 1906.
Captain Cook landing on the island of Mallicolo amid a crowd of welcoming natives. Engraving by J. Basire after W. Hodges, 1 February 1777.
Mass executions on a scaffold before a crowd of spectators: a group of people is hung together in a gibbet-frame, while others are beheaded, crucified and disembowled. Engraving with etching.
Angels, demons and representations of flesh and the devil crowd around a stool upon which the different elements that make up a human burn and smoke; representing a test of faith. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.