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Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

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Camera lens was Lewis Carroll's looking glass

The University library's treasure trove of photographs by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson -- better known as Lewis Carroll -- has been unearthed in a new book published by Princeton University Press .

"Lewis Carroll, Photographer: The Princeton University Library Albums" is the first comprehensive publication of the library's 407 photographs by Carroll, who pursued a love of taking pictures in addition to a career writing classics such as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." In fact, Alice's real-life namesake, Alice Liddell, appears in many of Carroll's photographs.

Princeton's collection of Carroll's photographs is the largest in the world. However, until the recent publication of the book, it was nearly impossible for scholars and enthusiasts to study them all together. The authors of the book are Roger Taylor, an independent British photographic historian specializing in the mid-Victorian period, and Edward Wakeling, a collector who has compiled and edited several volumes of the writings of Carroll.

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