Vintage illustration black and white fairy tales and nursery rhymes image of Alice at the Tea Party with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the sleepy Dormouse by John Tenniel in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865.
Alice becomes a guest at a "mad" tea party along with the March Hare, the Hatter, and a sleeping Dormouse. The other characters give Alice many riddles and stories, including the famous 'Why is a raven like a writing desk?'. The Hatter reveals that they have tea all day because time has punished him by eternally standing still at 6 pm (tea time). Alice becomes insulted and tired of being bombarded with riddles and she leaves claiming that it was the stupidest tea party that she had ever been to.