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.

Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli

Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Irving

John Lawrence Toole

William Morris

Matthew Arnold

Wilkie Collins

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Charles Darwin

Mark Twain