It’s not just animals that we gift or burden with human traits.   Artists have also freed vegetables from their roots, allowing them to find both love and jealously human-style.   Here are examples from Amédée Varin’s beautiful 1851 edition of L’Empire des légumes.

Below are additional examples of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century anthropomorphic art: One painting depicts a lovely onion wearing black leather boots , and the other shows a pear proposing marriage to his partner. 

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