The first edition

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The Mock Turtle sobs constantly throughout his story (indeed, it has trouble pausing its weeping long enough to begin). Tenniel follows the text, and shows large tears streaming down the character’s face.

Image credit:
Lewis Carroll (1832—1898)
John Tenniel (1820—1914), illustrator
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
London: Macmillan, 1865
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. PML 352027.

Photography by Graham S. Haber 2014.