I'm looking for images similar to this one to use in a design but i'm unsure of what to search for. What style would you call this image? And how were illustrations like this created originally?

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  • Which part of it are you wanting a term for? Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 17:00
  • the illustration
    – E.B.
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 19:07
  • It is a valid question, but on this site it is on hold becouse normally the question should be redacted in a way it does not depend only on the image itself, so that can be searched by text. :o)
    – Rafael
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 19:18

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It's pretty close to syles used for Etching & Wood cut.

Here's some examples I got from googling the following...

"Etched illustration style"

(source: victorianweb.org)

"Wood cut illustration style"

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