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Photograph (Albumen Print) of Annie Rogers and Mary Jackson as Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund, by C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), July 3, 1863

Inventory Number: 30302
Object Type:
Persons: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Photographer)
Annie Mary Anne Henley Rogers (Subject)
Mary Jackson (Subject)
Date Created: 1863
Place Created: Oxford England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Albumen print (from a wet collodion glass negative) mounted on card and enclosed in a brown paper folder together with a typescript note from the donor. Two girls, Annie Rogers (right) and Mary Jackson, posing and dressed as Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund, an elaborately carved chair between them. Queen Eleanor wears a crown and carries a curved dagger in her left hand and a large mug in her right, rested on the chair arm (she is offering her rival the choice of the dagger or poison). Fair Rosamund wears a head-band with stars, and is presumably kneeling, her hands clasped resting on the chair seat. Arched top. Vertical format. Approximately 8 by 6 inches, on a 10 by 8 inch mount. Sepia and yellowy colour.

Dodgson image no. 974, taken on July 3, 1863, probably in Badcock's Yard, St Aldates, Oxford [information courtesy of Edward Wakeling]. The age given for Annie Rogers in the typed note is correct for June/early July 1863, confirming that date in spite of the several conflicting inscriptions.

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscribed on back of mount: 'June 1862' [sic].
Provenance: Presented by Dr Bertram Rogers in December 1937. Mentioned in the Museum's annual report for 1939, but not recorded at the time of acquisition. Donor was nephew of one of the subjects, Annie Rogers, who died on October 28, 1937.
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Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
206 152 mm


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