Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known as “Lewis Carroll,” took up the then new art-form of photography in 1856. Over 3000 photographs were taken by Dodgson, but only 1000 have survived due to the passage of time and deliberate destruction. Fifty percent of Dodgson’s surviving work is of young girls, but he also photographed buildings skeletons, dolls, dogs, families, statues and trees.
Charles Dodgson quit photography in 1880. Apparently running a studio was too difficult and time-consuming for him.
The girl pictured with the short brown hair and bangs is Alice Pleasance Liddell. She was the inspiration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
View a bigger collection of Charles Dodgson’s photographs at Armadelio.org: Lewis Carroll Part I and Lewis Carroll Part II.