I can imagine seeing this for the first time in 1870 as a teenager. It would've been as mind-blowing as that opening scene in Star Wars with the Star Destroyer rumbling overhead. This is the equal to any movie special effects today. ~~ "Gulliver and the Lilliputians" by Jehan-Georges Vibert, 1870.

"Little Tommy Tucker..." illustration by Clara M. Burd for her book 'Mother Goose and Her Goslings', c. 1912-18. Courtesy The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

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