Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood: 1845-1847
© Museum of London
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An illustration from Thomas Peckett Prest's, 'Varney the Vampire or The feast of Blood' (a serial which ran for two years between 1845 and 1847), one of the first great penny-dreadful shockers. Here with voluminous cloak and cowering virgin are almost all the ingredients of the Ripper myth and imagery.
1845 AD - 1847 AD