Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lewis Carroll visits The Tennyson's at Farringford for World Photography Day!

Farringford from the Field by Charles Dodgson, 1864.

This photograph is my favorite and my choice for World Photography Day. Thank goodness Lewis Carroll was a photographer as well as author. During his visit to the Isle of Wight in August 1864, he managed to capture Poet Laureate Alfred Tennyson with his wife Emily Tennyson. They are together at the rear side of their home, Farringford.  If you crop the photograph and make it of just them together, you will notice Emily sitting in her push chair SMILING at her husband while Alfred talks to her. I wonder if he could've been holding a book of poetry and reading to her as he was known to do according to Emily's journals?

The Lion visits The Dirty Monk: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow visits Alfred, Lord Tennyson: 15-18 July 1868

Home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson Farringford House Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom American poet, Henry Wadsworth Long...