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Exploring the Influence of Lewis Carroll’s Trip to Russia on His Photography

One of our mimsy minions has alerted us that a recent issue of Art History journal includes an article entitled “Shopping in St Petersburg: Lewis Carroll’s Photographs and Icons”  Here’s a brief excerpt, courtesy of our minion: “While critics have paid scant attention to Carroll’s Russian visit, maintaining it had little impact upon him since he… [read full post]

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Famous photographs of Alice Liddell promised to the Carnegie Museum of Art

Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid
Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid, now at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Two of the most famous photographs Dodgson made of Alice Liddell have been promised to the Carnegie Museum of Art: “Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid” (1858, albumen print) and “Alice with Garland” (1860, glass negative). The gift, from the collection of William Talbott Hillman, also includes key works by Roger Fenton, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Alfred Stieglitz… [read full post]

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The little-known story of Lewis Carroll and the girl from Staten Island

Have you ever heard the story of how Lewis Carroll inspired the career of Staten Island photographer Alice Austen? I thought not. Read all about it in Alice Austen’s Amazing Adventures in The Wonderland of Staten Island on the official website of “The Forgotten History of Staten Island.” Before you get too worried about what… [read full post]

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G.A.H.! (Gardner’s Annotations Hyperlinked) – The Dormouse and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Wombat

The Dormouse in Chapter VII of The Annotated Alice (pgs. 93-95) gets the following footnote from Martin Gardner: The British dormouse is a tree-living rodent that resembles a small squirrel much more than it does a mouse. The name is from the Latin dormire, to sleep, and has reference to the animal’s habit of winter hibernation…. [read full post]

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Europese Fotomontage: Mabel Odessey & Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev

Before there was Instagram, people used chemical emulsifying processes to make their photographs look cool. An American artist named Mabel Odessey will have a site-specific installation at France’s Château de Lacaze from May 6 thru 30th, using the distinctly retro technique of pinhole photography. She described the show to us in an e-mail: The photographs are made… [read full post]

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