Hilarious Victorian-Era Caricatures of Famous Intellectuals

In case you couldn’t tell, Flavorwire loves 19th-century England. So when Open Culture alerted us to the existence of the 1873 book Cartoon Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Men of the Day, we had to click through its pages and share a few of our favorites of the 49 illustrations of famous English people. Drawn by Frederick Waddy, the images below even include one of our favorite Americans.

Trollope

Anthony Trollope

Ben D

Benjamin Disraeli

 

H.M.Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Irving

Henry Irving

J.L toole

John Lawrence Toole

William Morris

William Morris

 

MatthewArnold

Matthew Arnold

Wilke Collins

Wilkie Collins

DrGarretAnderson

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

DarwinPortrait

Charles Darwin

TwainPortrait

Mark Twain