Doré’s Victorian London (and proof of reincarnation?)

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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