Portraits and Principles of the World’s Great Men and Women


Some images from Portraits and Principles of the World’s Great Men and Women with Practical Lessons on Successful life by over Fifty leading Thinkers, designed and arranged by William C. King, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, 1897. I bought my copy at Olivia’s Bookshop in Picton, Ontario, in May 2007.

The portraits in the book are grouped; I have scanned the entire page, but I can make individual portraits available at slightly higher resolution if it is useful. Ask by emailing me or by using the comment link on the appropriate image.

[picture: Portraits of Great Statesmen 1]

Portraits of Great Statesmen 1

Portraits of:
Charles Sumner
James G. Blaine
Edward Everett
Henry L. Dawes
Benjamin Harrison
James A. Garfield
Grover Cleveland
George F. Edmunds
Abraham Lincoln
Nathaniel P. Banks [more...] [$]

[picture: Abraham Lincoln]

Abraham Lincoln

Detail from Great Statesmen scanned at higher resolution. The dot screen used for printing means that the higher resolution scan gives only a small improvement, mostly in improved contrast and detail. [more...] [$]

[picture: Portraits of Great Statesmen 2]

Portraits of Great Statesmen 2

Portraits of:
James Madison
James Buchanan
Millard Fillmore
Jno. Quincey Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Daniel Webster
Thomas Jefferson
Martin Van Buren
James Munroe
John Adams [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornament: steam ship]

Ornament: steam ship

This woodcut of a steam-ship appeared at the end of a chapter, as decoration. [$]

[picture: America's Favourites]

America’s Favourites

Portraits of Ja’s Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bayard Taylor, J. C. Whittier, Wm Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. W. Longfellow and Washington Irving. [more...] [$]

[picture: The World's Poets]

The World’s Poets

Portraits of poets Schiller, [Robert] Browning, Edgar A Poe, Alfred Tennyson, Shakespeare, John Keats, [Robert] Burns, Goethe and Milton. [$]