As a child, Alice Liddell (1852 – 1934), was frequently photographed by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson). She is the young ‘Alice’ for whom he wrote his books Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Cameron photographed Alice when she was in her early twenties as Alethea, in this profile study. We have not discovered any historical personifications of Alethea in the visual arts, but in ancient Greek the word invokes honesty and sincerity. At the same sitting, Cameron made another similar frontal study of Alice titled Pomona.
Slide 1: Cameron Alithea