Lewis Carroll, ‘Hassard Dodson Family Sitting Round a Table Playing Cards’, 1862, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works

With a period ink notation on the verso: "Hassard Dodson--Lewis Carroll's Uncle--and his family--probably taken in Putney, where they lived." This is the untrimmed version of the cut oval image that is in the Princeton registry. The number '81' is in a circle at the very bottom right corner. Very rare and a beautiful, rich print, probably unique in the untrimmed version here.

The picture is of Dodgson's Uncle Hassard and Aunt Caroline with six of their ten children playing Whist; one son died in infancy. The children here are Louis Henry (b.1836), Charlotte Mary (b.1839), Amy Menella (1842-1922), Menella Frances (b.1848, and Laura Elizabeth (b.1853).

Taylor and Wakeling, Lewis Carroll, Photographer (Princeton Univ., 2002), p.210, P(3):73.

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