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I found this peculiar art in The Met's collection. They were drawn by 19th century caricaturist Henry Louis Stephens.

These drawings are from a book called "The Comic Natural History". Everyone depicted was a public figure. The guy in the first illustration is H.L. Stephens himself.

I'll post the other ones I like over the next couple of days. Links in my reply to this toot.

@Moss I don't really see the resemblance. Certainly an unsavory sort.

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