With a period ink notation on the verso: "Hassard Dodson--Lewis Carroll's Uncle--and his family--probably taken in Putney, where they lived." This is the untrimmed version of the cut oval image that is in the Princeton registry. The number '81' is in a circle at the very bottom right corner. Very rare and a beautiful, rich print, probably unique in the untrimmed version here.
The picture is of Dodgson's Uncle Hassard and Aunt Caroline with six of their ten children playing Whist; one son died in infancy. The children here are Louis Henry (b.1836), Charlotte Mary (b.1839), Amy Menella (1842-1922), Menella Frances (b.1848, and Laura Elizabeth (b.1853).
See: Taylor and Wakeling, Lewis Carroll, Photographer (Princeton Univ., 2002), p.210, P(3):73; Alex Novak, For the Love of the Image: A Selection of 110 Photographs, p.18, pl.18.
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Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Photo Date 1862 Print Date 1862
Dimensions 6-1/2 x 7-3/8 in. (165 x 187 mm)
Photo Country United Kingdom (UK)
Photographer Country United Kingdom (UK)
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