Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/5/2012

Macabre book depicts the vicious creatures Victorians feared were lurking in unexplored corners of the earth

Those Victorians, they certainly had overactive imaginations – and much of it macabre. These intricate engravings, taken from J.W. Buel’s 1889 book Sea and Land, show just a few of the ways that humans can meet a grisly end at the hands of Earth’s flora and fauna. The murderous creatures – whether historical, contemporary, real or fabled – are all depicted with a liberal dose of sensationalist exaggeration. for more click here

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