The renowned illustrator Sir John Tenniel made 92 illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and the sequel Through The Looking Glass. The 28th February 2020 marks his 200th Birthday. Who was Sir John Tenniel ? Sir John Tenniel was born 28th February 1820 in Bayswater, London. It was very clear from a young age that he had a talent for drawing. At the age of 16 he submitted his first work of an oil painting to the exhibition at the Society of British Artists. He was well know for his illustrations, being a political cartoonist and graphic humourist. He was the principal political cartoonist in Punch magazine for over 50 years He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Sir John Tenniel died 25th February 1914. Alice in Wonderland In 1865 the author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's tale was published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll with the illustrations done by John Tenniel. It is said that the first print run of 2,000 copies were held back because John Tenniel objected to the print quality. Alice in Wonderland is a story about a girl called Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world with peculiar creatures. The tale is...
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It is said that wearing a Saint Christopher Necklace will bring you good luck and fortune when travelling.
The History of the St Christopher Legend
The most common legend says that St Christopher was helping travellers to cross a river and had to carry a child across. As he was carrying the child, the child seemed extremely heavy. When they reached the other side of the river the child revealed himself to be the manifestation of the infant Christ. The reason that he had been so heavy was that he himself was carrying the whole weight of the world.