Alice - the (first) movie

Vintage “Alice in Wonderland” movie

As a proof that Tenniel’s illustrations were so popular, here is an old movie from 1903, based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, recently restored by the BFI National Archive. Check out the White Rabbit’s outfit, the “Drink me” tag on the syrup bottle or the scene at the Tea Party. They even used the same green armchair model as the one featured in Tenniel’s “Nursery Alice“! Look for yourself: