An iconic image of a Victorian slum
Paul Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré (1823-1883) was a French artist best known for his engravings in wood and steel.  Two of his most famous works are his illustrated Bible and London: A Pilgrimage.  You can view much of his work at Project Gutenburg.   

A peddlar
Note each backyard has its own outhouse.

Terrible traffic congestion and ad copy everywhere; in some ways, Victorian life wasn't so different


And finally, if they made a biopic...

... I know who should play him ... Proof of reincarnation?  Hmmm....

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Comment by Automata Nightingale on May 8, 2011 at 3:39pm
One of my favourite Dore engravings  . . .  :


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