Charles Lutwidge Dodgson a.k.a. Lewis Carroll may have understood the value of expanding the narrative using various forms of media.

I found this quote by Alice in Alice in Wonderland. “And what is the use of a book without pictures and conversation”

Seems to fortell the graphic novel genre with a social media component.

To promote letter writing, (an early social media tool) Dodgson invented The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case in 1889. It was a cloth-backed folder with twelve slots, two marked for inserting the then most commonly used penny stamp, and one each for the other current denominations to one shilling. The folder had a slip case decorated with a picture of Alice on the front and the Cheshire Cat on the back. It was transportable and could be carried in a pocket or purse. The also included a clever intstructional manual in the new social media tool, a copy of Carroll’s pamphletted lecture, Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing.

Very clever fellow that Charles and a good photographer to boot.

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