Charles [Lewis Carroll] Lutwidge Dodgson

(Charles Lutwidge [Lewis Carroll] Dodgso: Lorina Liddell with Black Doll)

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Charles Lutwidge [Lewis Carroll] Dodgson (England, 1832–1898)

Lorina Liddell with Black Doll. 1858

Albumen print

5 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. image size

Henry Art Gallery, Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection, gift of Joseph and Elaine Monsen and The Boeing Company, 97.51

English author and photographer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a photographic artist and a prominent member of Victorian society.  Dodgson (better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll) made studies of children, landscapes, sculpture, skeletons, and animals. His close relationship with the Liddell family is recorded in photographs he made of them. This albumen print pictures Lorina Liddell, whose younger sister Alice Liddell is alleged to be the young girl immortalized in Dodgson’s/Carroll’s masterpiece, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.