From Library Journal
Published to accompany a traveling exhibition on the centenary of Lewis Carroll's death, this book is the most comprehensive ever produced on this subject, going far beyond Helmut Gernsheim's early work, Lewis Carrol, Photographer (1949), and several other books. Though Carroll was an amateur, he is widely considered the preeminent 19th-century photographer of children and would be considered so if he had not written a single children's book. This study documents his child-tableaux and also includes many portraits of the parents and other adults in his social circle. Alice Liddell and many other children of his colleagues and friends are represented here in exquisite reproductions that leave no question about Carroll's photographic talents. Several portraits were elaborately hand-colored or set into painted backgrounds by artists at Carroll's request. Highly recommended for history of photography, humanities, 19th-century concentrations, and children's literature collections.?Kathleen Collins, Bank of America Archives, San Francisco
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[Cohen] wrote the splendid Lewis Carroll: A Biography and edited a two-volume collection of Carroll's letters. Now he has given us a strikingly beautiful volume about Carroll as a skilled photographer. -- The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review, Martin Gardner
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