Terror

In The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) Charles Darwin showed an engraving (Fig. 20,page 299) based on this photo by Benjamin Duchenne. The photo was meant to show the facial expression for “Terror”.

On the left side you see a detail from Henry Holiday’s illustration to the chapter The Banker’s Fate in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876). I think that Holiday’s illustration (notice the Bellman’s arm) might have been inspired by the illustration in Darwin’s book. The only known letter exchange between C. L. Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) and Charles Darwin was about photos of facial expressions, which Dodgson offered to Darwin (who kindly rejected the offer).

 
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