It’s the REAL Bicen-Tenniel!!

Scooped! For several weeks, Matt Demakos and I have been planning to post this today, but it seems the Google Doodle folks have scooped us. Since they have a (marginally) wider readership, we are delighted. Meanwhile, here is the original post:

Happy Two Hundredth Birthday to Sir John Tenniel (February 28 , 1820 – February 25, 1914)! Our featured photo is a rare one of young JT sans mustache, circa 1862.

We know he heard us, for in the letter below, does it not start, “How good of you to remember my poor old birthday?”

Thank you to Matt Demakos for reminding us of this important commemoration and providing an image of that fine letter.