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Surgeon's case, c1900. Image courtesy of and copyright of Wellcome Collection, London.

Surgeon's case, c1900. Image courtesy of and copyright of Wellcome Collection, London.

Photograph showing the back of No 7 North Bailey, a house occupied by a wealthy family in the Victorian period. (DUL ref: Gibby Negatives B5)

Photograph showing the back of No 7 North Bailey, a house occupied by a wealthy family in the Victorian period. (DUL ref: Gibby Negatives B5)

Extract from the 1881 Census showing the details of the Robson family. Courtesy of The National Archives, ref RG 11/4960

Extract from the 1881 Census showing the details of the Robson family. Courtesy of The National Archives, ref RG 11/4960

Advert for a cab firm showing a horse-drawn hearse. From Durham: The Photographic Collection by Michael Richardson.

Advert for a cab firm showing a horse-drawn hearse. From Durham: The Photographic Collection by Michael Richardson.

Front cover of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, first published in 1861.

Front cover of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, first published in 1861.

A selection of puddings taken from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.

A selection of puddings taken from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.

A poor family preparing food. Image courtesy of www.eriding.net

A poor family preparing food. Image courtesy of www.eriding.net