Mad Hatter Day – 10 Mad Hatters for Alice In Wonderland Lovers

10 Mad Hatters for Alice in Wonderland Lovers

In celebration of Mad Hatter Day, we have compiled our favourite 10 Mad Hatter Illustrations from the collection in our book shop.

Since its first publication over 150 years ago, Alice in Wonderland has been illustrated many times over.

Mad Hatters Day is celebrated on the 6th of October in tribute to the original Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In the original illustrations by John Tenniel the Mad Hatter wears a hat with an order slip stating ‘This Style 10/6’ to represent the price of the hat, and so it was chosen as the celebratory date. It’s a day to celebrate the silly and foolish, and further celebrate the wonderful story known as Alice in Wonderland.

10 Mad Hatters for Alice in Wonderland Lovers lists our best picks from the image treasury and their relative books, all published between 1900 and 1930. Each illustrated by an artist from The Golden Age of Illustration and carefully curated by us.

1. A Mad Tea Party – Illustrated by Charles Folkard 

A Mad Tea Party - 10 Mad Hatters - Charles Folkard

 

Songs From Alice in Wonderland - Charles Folkard

2. A Mad Tea Party- Blanche McManus

A Mad Tea Party - 10 Mad Hatters - Blanche McManus

The March Hare took the watch and looked at it gloomily: then he dipped it into his cup of tea and looked at it again …”

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Blanche McManus

 

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3. “What day of the month is it?” – illustrated by Charles Robinson

What Day of the Month is it - 10 Mad Hatters - Charles Robinson

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - illustrated by Charles Robinson

4. A Mad Tea Party – Arthur Rackham

A Mad Tea Party - 10 Mad Hatters - Arthur Rackham

 

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!

How I wonder where you’re at!’

You know the song perhaps?”

Alice in Wonderland - with Arthur Rackham illustrations

 

5. A Mad Tea Party – Gywnedd M. Hudson 

A Mad Tea Party - 10 Mad Hatters - Gywnedd M. Hudson

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Gwynedd M Hudson

 

6.  ‘Alice sat down in a large armchair at one end’ – illustrated by Milo Winter

A Mad Tea Party - 10 Mad Hatters - Milo Winter

Have some wine’ said the March Hare in an encouraging tone.

Alice looked round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.

‘I don’t see any wine’, she remarked.

‘There isn’t any’, said the march hare.”

Alice in Wonderland - with Milo Winter illustrations

 

 

 

7. Mad Hatter with Three Hats – illustration by Willy Pogany 

Mad Hatter with Three Hats - 10 Mad Hatters - Willy Pogany

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Illustrated by Willy Pogany

8. Illustration by Charles Pears

A Mad Tea Party - 10 Mad Hatters - Charles Pears

You might as well say that ‘I see what I eat’ is the same thing as “I eat what I see,'” said the Hatter”

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Illustrated by Charles Pears and T. H. Robinson

 

9.  Mad Hatter illustration by T.H. Robinson

Black and White Hatter - 10 Mad Hatters - T. H. Robinson

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Illustrated by Charles Pears and T. H. Robinson

 

10.  “I want a clean cup’, interrupted the Hatter; ‘let’s all move one place on” – illustration by  W. H Walker

The Illustrated Alice - Golden Age of Illustration Series

Alice in Wonderland is a story to span the ages, a tale of a young girl and her mishap adventure down a rabbit hole into a world of fantasy. Any of the books in our collection would make great gifts for lovers of the story as they are all fully and beautifully illustrated.

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