Alice 150 Featured Item of the Month: June

Alice 150 Years and Counting…The Legacy of Lewis Carroll: Selections from the Collection of August and Clare Imholtz, is an exhibit highlighting the timelessness of Alice in Wonderland and the life and work of Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). Each month, a new item from the exhibit will be showcased.

In June, visit the Maryland Room Exhibit Gallery in Hornbake Library to view a collection of miniature Alice books. Printed in multiple countries including Russia, Italy, the United States and the U.K., these delightful books seem to have sipped from the bottle labeled “Drink Me”. Most are no larger than the palm of your hand!

Also included is a miniature version of the Jabberwocky poem, printed on a “click tablet”: six red wooden boards held together by ribbon. The poem is printed on one side, while the title, colophon, and four wood engravings are displayed on the other. When held upright, the boards cascade down, revealing the story.

View all the featured items of the month from Alice 150 Years and Counting…The Legacy of Lewis Carroll in our online exhibit.

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