10 Photos Of Mark Twain Being Awesome

10 Photos Of Mark Twain Being Awesome

"Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition" came out earlier this month (the first volume was published in 2010).

Volume 2 continues where Volume 1 left off. It follows a non-chronological trajectory, going from childhood memories to later life musings.

The stories are epic (read an excerpt here about his dinner with Helen Keller!), but so are the photos.

Here's a peek at some of them:

All photos courtesy of the Mark Twain Papers, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Samuel Clemens as an apprentice printer. C 1850.
Samuel L. Clemens shirtless, Elmira, N.Y., 1884.
Samuel L. Clemens at the Hannibal train station in June 1902.
Samuel L. Clemens in London, England, 1873.
Samuel L. Clemens in a cart drawn by a horse and a cow, 1897.
Samuel L. Clemens in Seattle, Washington 1895.
Susy and Samuel Clemens in costume after enacting the story of Hero and Leander, on the porch at Onteora, 1890.
Samuel and Olivia Clemns, Dollis Hill House, 1900: "Mamma and Papa under the oaks and beeches where we always sat and had our tea."
Clemens with John T. Lewis in Elmira 1 July 1903.
Clemens and Twitchell in Bermuda, January 1907.
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