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Lewis Carroll 1863


Irene and Mary MacDonald were two of the five children of Scottish novelist and poet George MacDonald. Carroll was a friend of the family, and the children affectionately called him "Uncle." It was the MacDonalds to whom he read the manuscript of The Adventures of Alice and who urged him to publish the work. Carroll photographed the family on several occasions. This photograph, which includes the children's friend Flo Rankin standing in the middle, was produced during the photographer's stay at Elm Lodge in Hampstead the week of July 25, 1863.

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  1. What a lovely, lovely portrait....
    He was a genius..he suffered from migraine headaches I understand.
    Don't you LOVE it that we get to see the actual dresses they wore back then ? Just like ALICE wore.

    Rose

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  2. Thanks for your comment dear Rose!!
    But I don't understand what you mean when you say "Don't you LOVE it that we get to see the actual dresses they wore back then ?" (My english is very bad :(... sorry)

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  3. Thank you for posting this. I love to collect images of Victorian/Civil War era children, I use them to reproduce clothing designs for myself.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy it Victorian Nonsense :)

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