July 4, 2011

July 4: Lewis Carroll Tells Alice a Story, 1862

On July 4th, 1862, two young men and three little girls went for a picnic. On the way, one of the men, Charles Dodgson, told them a story about a little girl who was bored and looking for adventure.

The story has been read and loved by millions of children ever since. Charles Dodgson, of course, is the real name of author Lewis Carroll. The book was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

Read article here.

Pictured: the Liddell girls, left to right: Edith, Lorina, and Alice. Photograph by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), 1859.

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