An Ordinary Guillotine
The guillotine was first introduced as a humane, efficient, and above all modern form of execution in April 1792; during the radical phase of the Republic, it would become the symbol of the Terror. This engraving suggests the guillotine is providing "good support for liberty."
La Véritable guillotine ordinaere
Ha, le bon soutien pour la liberté!
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (29)-FT 4 De Vinck, 4988.