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Great Men and Famous Women
A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in history

edited by Charles F. Horne • New York, Selmar Hess, publisher • 1894 first edition, 1899 reprint
[Originally issued in 68 parts, by subscription and bound into 8 volumes.]

Original photogravures, wood-engravings and typogravures 110-115 years old.

Sheet size (most, from 1894 first edition): approximately 11.5 x 8.5 inches
Sheet size (some, from 1899 reprint): approximately 12 x 9.5 inches
Image sizes vary

Please click on the thumbnails below for an enlarged view.
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, thus only the scannable portion is shown.

WORKMEN AND HEROES • VOLUME VI
Also available: Soldiers and Sailors, Statesmen and Sages, and Artists and Authors
Mme. Roland in the Prison of Ste. Plagie
Mme. Roland in the Prison of Ste. Pélagie

Évariste Carpentier

Photogravure
$10
The Arch of Steel
The Arch of Steel
[King Louis XVI accepting the revolutionary cockade from Bailly, the first mayor of Paris at the steps of the Paris Hôtel de Ville, July 17, 1789.]

Jean Paul Laurens

Photogravure
$10
Charlotte Corday and Marat
Charlotte Corday and Marat

Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry

Photogravure
$10
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette

Théophile Gide

Photogravure
$10
Andreas Hofer led to Execution
Andreas Hofer led to Execution

Franz Defregger

Wood Engraving
$10
Queen Louise Visiting the Poor
Queen Louise Visiting the Poor

Hugo Händler

Photogravure
$10
Watt Discovering the Condensation of Steam
Watt Discovering the
Condensation of Steam

Marcus Stone

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
The First Vaccination—Dr. Jenner
The First Vaccination—Dr. Jenner

Georges-Gaston Mélingue

Photogravure
$15
Samuel F. B. Morse, Inventor of the Telegraph
Samuel F. B. Morse, Inventor of the Telegraph

 

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Cutting the Canal at Panama
Cutting the Canal at Panama

Melton Prior

Wood Engraving
$10
Victoria Greeted as Queen
Victoria Greeted as Queen

H.T. Wells

Photogravure
$10
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

G. Montbard

Wood Engraving
$10
Louis Pasteur in His Laboratory
Pasteur in His Laboratory

Albert Edelfelt

Photogravure
$15
Gordon Attacked by El Mahdi's Arabs
Gordon Attacked by El Mahdi's Arabs

W.H.Overend

Wood Engraving
$10
Custer's Last Fight
Custer's Last Fight

A.R. Ward

Wood Engraving
Stanley Shooting the Rapids of the Congo
Stanley Shooting the Rapids
of the Congo

W.H. Overend

Wood Engraving
$15
Thomas A. EdisonThe Wizard of Menlo Park
Thomas A. Edison—The Wizard of Menlo Park

 

Wood Engraving
$15

(Artists and Authors)

(Workmen and Heroes, page 1)