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Alice in Wonderland's Little Muse
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:
The original manuscript for Alice's Adventures Under Ground with a photo of a young Alice Liddell. (Photo from Getty Images)
One hundred and forty-seven years ago this week, Lewis Carroll introduced Americans to the girl who tumbled down the rabbit hole when Alice in Wonderland was first published in the U.S.
The titular character was inspired by a real-life girl named Alice Liddell whom Carroll would share his stories with. After telling her an early version of Alice in Wonderland (originally called Alice's Adventures Under Ground), the young girl was so taken by the fictional Alice that she urged Carroll to write it down—thus giving the rest of us the chance to see Alice through Carroll's looking glass.