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150 Years in Wonderland

img_2604Altered book by Susan Sironi

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published on this day, November 11, in 1865, making today the novel’s 150th anniversary!

img_2314From the (unfortunately) former San Francisco bookstore Babylon Falling

“”and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”

img_2727by Lou Beach

“…suddenly a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.”

img_3297‘Hydrangeas’ detail, Philip William Steer

“”Dinah’ll miss me very much tonight, I should think!” (Dinah was the cat.) “I hope they’ll remember her saucer of milk at tea-time.””

img_9357Early 18th c. painting, India, possibly Mughal empire

“…Alice ventured to taste it, and, finding it very nice (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffy, and hot buttered toast), she very soon finished it off.”

img_9897“It’s the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!”

img_9893Rose Test Gardens, Washington Park

“A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red.”

img_7625Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Portrait, W. & D. Downey, 1893

“The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. “Off with his head!” she said without even looking round.” 

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“Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman;…and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago;”

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