The Bread-and-butter-fly

The Bread-and-butter-fly — Illustration to the third chapter of Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel. Wood-engraving by the Dalziels.

Its wings are thin slices of bread-and-butter, its body is a crust, and its head is a lump of sugar...[it lives on] weak tea with cream on it.

In 2000 student assistants from the University Scholars Program, National University of Singapore, scanned this image and added text under the supervision of George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the site and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


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Last modified 21 October 2007