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Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Caroll, Lewis

Published by: McMillan & Co.

City: London

Date: 1865

Total items: 42

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: White Rabbit, dressed as herald, blowing trumpet]

White Rabbit, dressed as herald, blowing trumpet

near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other [more...] [$]

[picture: Alice trying to play croquet with flamingo and hedgehog]

Alice trying to play croquet with flamingo and hedgehog

“The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out, and was [...]would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing: and when she had got its head down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away: besides all this, there was generally a ridge or furrow in the way wherever she wanted to send the hedgehog to, and, as the doubled-up soldiers were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground, Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed.” [more...] [$]

[picture: Mad Hatter and March Hare dunking the Dormouse]

Mad Hatter and March Hare dunking the Dormouse

“This piece of rudeness was more than Alice could bear: she got up in great disgust, and walked off; the Dormouse fell asleep instantly, and neither of the others took the least notice of her going, though she looked back once or twice, half hoping that they would call after her: the last time she saw them, they [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Mad Hatter just as hastily leaves]

Mad Hatter just as hastily leaves

‘You may go,’ said the King, and the Hatter hurriedly left the court, without even waiting to put his shoes on. [more...] [$]

[picture: Alice stretches her hand and tries to grab the White Rabbit]

Alice stretches her hand and tries to grab the White Rabbit

“Presently the Rabbit came up to the door, and tried to open it; but, as the door opened inwards, and Alice’s elbow was pressed hard against it, that attempt proved a failure. Alice heard it say to itself ‘Then [...] [more...] [$]


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Illustrations from Alice’s Aventures in Wonderland, or, Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll (1866). The illustrations were done by Sir John Tenniel [1820 – 1914].

These images were scanned by Shawn Calvert from the 1898 edition (MacMillan & Co., London), who kindly contributed them. Liam Quin made the JPEG versions.

There are many copies of the Project Gutenberg scans of these illustrations on the web. These images are not derived from those; they were made by a professional graphic designer, at much higher resolution, and have much more detail.

Lewis Caroll was of course a penname (nom de plume) of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The book was written after he and a friend, Rev. Robinson Duckworth, went on a trip in a rowing-boat at Oxford, on the River Thames, from Follie Bridge to Godstowe, near Oxford, together with three schoolgirls.

The North American Lewis Carrol Society has collected pointers to online Alice resources.

Lewis Carrol Society list of illustrations

Some of the engravings are signed Dalziel, and there are also some images and extracts from a book by and about the Dalziel Brothers.


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