Four medievalist photographs by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Rose Lawrie in ‘Waiting for the Trumpet’, 7 July 1875. Wearing chain-mail specially made by Henry Holiday, illustrator of The Hunting of the Snark.
Evelyn Dubourg as ‘Joan of Arc’, 12 July 1875 (two versions)
Marion Terry as ‘Fitz-James’, 12 July 1875. Interestingly ‘Fitz-James’ is a male character from Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake; the photograph is inscribed with a quote from the poem.

UM. THIS IS GREAT. Reblogging for posterity + future reference.


Some basic truths remain eternal – one of those is that women in great armor look awesome.

– wincenworks