Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) Original Photograph (1908)

Mark Twain reaches for his pipe at bedside in this original 4 X 5.5 black and white photograph that has several press and publishers notations on verso with June 22, 1908 the earliest date stamp among them. Twain who was born Samuel Clemens adopted Twain as his pen name, from a term associated with the measurement of water depth on riverboats like those he spent so much time traveling, piloting and writing about along the Mississippi. An American literary icon, his classics like, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” are required reading more than 100 years following his death. This vivid photograph of Twain was taken shortly after he received an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University. This most reflective photograph of this literary icon is is one of the few original photographs of Twain that we have ever seen. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) Original Photograph (1908)

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