Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born
Alice Liddell (right) with her sisters circa 1859, photographed by Lewis Carroll "A long procession of charming little girls (we know today that they were charming from their photographs) skipped through Carroll’s life, but none ever took the place of his first love, Alice Liddell. ‘I have had some scores of child-friends since your time,’ he wrote to her after her marriage, ‘but they have been quite a different thing." Historian Martin Gardiner
Alice Pleasance Liddell ; 4 May 1852 – 16 November 1934), known for most of her adult life by her married name, Alice Hargreaves, inspired the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whose protagonist Alice was named after her.