Wednesday, July 18, 2012

alice liddell at the carnegie museum of art in pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museum of Art has some exciting news- as of yesterday they have displayed a photo of the Alice Liddell taken by Lewis Carroll himself.

image source: Carnegie Magazine

Entitled "Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid," it depicts the young girl in rags and appearing to be asking for alms with some attitude.  This photo was taken in 1858.

I have no idea how the museum got the photo, but I am certainly going to see it soon.

Also worth seeing at the Carnegie Museum of Art is the current exhibit "Impressionism in a New Light."  The exhibit not only proudly displays its already amazing Impressionist painting collection (they have an original copy of one of Monet's Water Lilies paintings), they also mixed in photos by photographers such as Demachy, Stieglitz and Steichen, that they believe emulate the nonconformity and creativity of the Impressionists- essentially, Impressionist photographers.  The exhibit runs at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland until the end of August.


  1. There's no contact link, so I'm going to post this here, though it has absolutely nothing to do with this post.

    Have you heard of a Canadian TV show called The Murdoch Mysteries? It's about a detective in Victorian Canada. I thought it was something you'd enjoy though I hadn't seen it mentioned on the blog. My husband found it for me on Netflix a while ago. They have all of the episodes available on streaming right now. A lot of famous Victorians make appearances: Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle (he shows up several times) and even Buffalo Bill Cody.

  2. Hi Guin! Yes, there is no contact link, but posting here is just fine.

    I have watched The Murdock Mysteries, actually. I very much enjoyed them- excellent 19th century character "cameos" and pretty good story lines. I just finished the last one a week or two ago and just need to write the review. What did you think about the series?