A depiction of Giovanni Aldini galvanizing the just-executed body of a criminal in 1803. NYPL, General Research Division

 
 
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“Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise,” an illustration from Paradise Lost by John Milton: A Series of Twelve Illustrations (1896). NYPL, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

 
 

“Michael sets before Adam a vision,” an illustration from Paradise Lost by John Milton: A Series of Twelve Illustrations (1896). NYPL, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

 
 

“Eve Tempted by Satan in the form of a Serpent,” an illustration from Paradise Lost by John Milton: A Series of Twelve Illustrations (1896). NYPL, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

 
 

“The creation of Eve,” an illustration from Paradise Lost by John Milton: A Series of Twelve Illustrations (1896). NYPL, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

 
 

“The creation of the world,” an illustration from Paradise Lost by John Milton: A Series of Twelve Illustrations (1896). NYPL, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

 
 

Lord Byron as depicted in a cigarette pack card insert. NYPL, George Arents Collection

 
 

“Squire Falkland confesses his crime,” from Godwin’s Things as They Are. NYPL, Pforzheimer Collection

 
 

“Spurrel betrays Caleb to the police,” from Godwin’s Things as They Are. NYPL, Pforzheimer Collection

 
 

“Caleb is conducted to the robbers' haunt,” from Godwin’s Things as They Are. NYPL, Pforzheimer Collection