Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [Mark Twain]. Samuel L. Clemens Photograph Signed "Mark Twain." This fantastic 6.5" x 9.75" (sight), black and white, chest length, A. F. Bradley photograph features a seventy year old Twain in light colored suit and tie. The viewer is drawn to the author's face, which is in focus and shows immense clarity, while rest of his body shows softened edges, bordering on blurriness. The photograph was taken in New York in 1907, three years before Twain's death. Framed to an overall size of 16.75" x 20".

    More Information: In 1907, Twain, who had vowed to never take another photograph, was persuaded to sit for a series of photographs to raise money to support survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.  In his younger days, Twain had spent time in San Francisco and many of his friends were affected by the quake.  The plan was to have New York photographer A. F. Bradley take photographs of the author who would then sign the image. The image would then be sold, the proceeds going to the "Ina Coolbrith Home Fund." (Coolbrith was a friend of Twain's who was left homeless and penniless after the quake)  Twain later said that four of the photographs taken were the finest of himself ever taken.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information.

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 909

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 30 - 31 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $656,222