Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris), by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880

Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris), by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880

Oswaldo Tofani, frontispiece from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.  (Source: archive.org)

This genuine antique wood-cut engraving is titled "A LONDON SCHOOL-BOARD CAPTURE", published in "Harper's Weekly" October

A few steps ahead of him, walked a poor woman in shabby clothes.  Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

A few steps ahead of him, walked a poor woman in shabby clothes. Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. by Eugène Süe, Paris,

Covering the light with his hand, Bras-Rouge’s son went down first.    Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 2, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

Covering the light with his hand, Bras-Rouge’s son went down first. Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. by Eugène Süe, Paris,

My Lord, be very careful.  Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

My Lord, be very careful. Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. by Eugène Süe, Paris,

Eugène Sue Mysteries Paris

Eugène Sue Mysteries Paris

Eugene Sue’s “The Mysteries of Paris” (1843) | Here Begynneth A Lytell Geste of Robin Hood…

Eugene Sue's "The Mysteries of Paris" marked the emergence of a new genre: the urban gothic.

It was all taken care of as gentlemanly as could be.  Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

It was all taken care of as gentlemanly as could be. Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. by Eugène Süe, Paris,

… I stopped, he stopped…    Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 2, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

… I stopped, he stopped… Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. by Eugène Süe, Paris,

One of the man’s feet stuck out of the ground.    Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 2, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

One of the man’s feet stuck out of the ground. Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. by Eugène Süe, Paris,

Holding a long and shiny knife between his teeth…  Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.

Holding a long and shiny knife between his teeth… Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. by Eugène Süe, Paris,

The big gimp forced open the door of Madame de Fermont.  Jean-Adolphe Beaucé, from Mathilde, followed by Les Mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris), by Eugène Sue, Paris, 1850.

The big gimp forced open the door of Madame de Fermont. Jean-Adolphe Beaucé, from Mathilde, followed by Les Mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris), by Eugène Sue, Paris, 1850.

Cabrion kissing his friend Pipelet.  Jean-Adolphe Beaucé, from Mathilde, followed by Les Mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris), by Eugène Sue, Paris, 1850.

Cabrion kissing his friend Pipelet. Jean-Adolphe Beaucé, from Mathilde, followed by Les Mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris), by Eugène Sue, Paris, 1850.

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