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37 Portraits in set:

Lewis Carroll at Christ Church (John Rich Album) 1856-1860

The portraits in the Christ Church album belong to the period in which Dodgson's interest in photography was first awakened. The portraits are, as one would expect from a novice in photography, mainly of his friends and contemporaries at the college, a number of whom went on to become leading figures in the English church. The album belonged to one of these sitters, Canon John Rich, and includes some memorabilia pasted in by his descendants. In the photographs, nearly all of which were taken outdoors in the Deanery garden, the poses appear somewhat stiff and contrived. This is owing to the fact that the exposure times, during which the sitter had to stay still, were long (between ten and forty seconds depending on the light) and it may have been the first time that many of these sitters had been photographed.

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Unknown man, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(27)

Unknown man

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(27)

Unknown man, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(28)

Unknown man

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(28)

Frederick Dampier Rich, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(29)

Frederick Dampier Rich

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(29)

Unknown woman, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(30)

Unknown woman

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(30)

Unknown man, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(31)

Unknown man

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(31)

Unknown woman, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(32)

Unknown woman

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(32)

Unknown man, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(33)

Unknown man

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(33)

Unknown man, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(34)

Unknown man

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(34)

Unknown man, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(35)

Unknown man

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(35)

Unknown woman, by Unknown photographer - NPG P7(36)

Unknown woman

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1856
NPG P7(36)

Thomas Vere Bayne, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(18)

Thomas Vere Bayne

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, Spring 1857
NPG P7(18)

Lewis Carroll, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(26)

Lewis Carroll

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG P7(26)

Robert Godfrey Faussett, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(16)

Robert Godfrey Faussett

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(16)

Osborne Gordon, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(5)

Osborne Gordon

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, Spring 1857
NPG P7(5)

Edward Hill, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(4)

Edward Hill

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(4)

William Jacobson, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(1)

William Jacobson

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(1)

Frederick Pigot Johnson, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(12)

Frederick Pigot Johnson

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, Spring 1857
NPG P7(12)

Henry Parry Liddon, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(22)

Henry Parry Liddon

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(22)

George Marshall, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(8)

George Marshall

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(8)

Friedrich Max-Müller, by Lewis Carroll - NPG P7(25)

Friedrich Max-Müller

by Lewis Carroll
albumen print, June 1857
NPG P7(25)