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June 2, 2017

40 Amazing Portrait Photos of Children Taken by Lewis Carroll From the 19th Century

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, author of the children's classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Besides writing, Carroll created a number of fine photographs. His notable portraits include those of the actress Ellen Terry and the poet Alfred Tennyson. Over 3000 photographs were taken by Carroll, but only 1000 have survived due to the passage of time and deliberate destruction.

He also photographed children in every possible costume and situation, eventually making nude studies of them. Despite conjecture, little real evidence of child abuse can be brought against him. Shortly before his 66th birthday, Lewis Carroll caught a severe case of influenza, which led to pneumonia. He died on January 14, 1898, leaving an enigma behind him.



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