Vanity Fair

Charles Darwin: A Portrait

Is that a grin or a leer in this wry portrait of Charles Darwin? Either way, this caricature was published in Vanity Fair magazine in 1871 -- the same year that Darwin's book "The Descent of Man" came out. He looks good! The caption on the drawing reads, "Men of the Day, No. 33. 'Natural Selection.'"

See our biography of Charles Darwin