Category Archives: Fictional Characters

The Cabbalist, from “Sbornik” by Maxim Gorki, by E. M. Lilien

DescriptionEnglish: The Cabbalist, from “Sbornik” by Maxim Gorki, by E. M. Lilien
Deutsch: Der Kabbalist, aus «Sbornik» von Maxim Gorki, von E. M. Lilien
Date1905
SourceE. M. Lilien : ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste (https://archive.org/details/emlilieneinbeitr00rege/page/22/mode/2up)
AuthorEphraim Moses Lilien

Diedrich Knickerbocker

DescriptionEnglish: Character probably representing Diedrich Knickerbocker, from a guide to New York attractions
Date1906
SourceDaily Attractions in New York (https://archive.org/details/dailyattractions14newy/page/n7/mode/2up)
AuthorAnonymous

The source image was printed in 1911, but the same image had been used on the cover of this publication since 1906.

Avaunt!

DescriptionEnglish: “Avaunt! Approach not the Victim of thy Treachery, nor contaminate by thy unhallowed presence, the Sanctitude of this Assylum”: Frontispiece to a novel published in Pittsburgh in 1808
Date1808
SourceThe Lawyer, or, Man as he ought not to be (https://archive.org/details/lawyerormanasheo00watt/page/n5/mode/2up)
AuthorIllustration credited to “Baralett”; engraver illegible

The Wife of Bath

DescriptionEnglish: “Ye sovereign Wives! give ear and understand,
Thus shall ye speed and exercise Command.”

Illustrating Alexander Pope’s rendition of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue.
Date1751
SourceThe Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. (https://archive.org/details/worksofalexander02popeiala/page/n119/mode/2up)
AuthorJ. Wale, artist; C. Mosley, engraver