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    Mark Twain Photograph Signed "Very Truly Yours Mark Twain", 4.25" x 6.5", np, October, 1906. This handsome cabinet card was made by Rockwood Photographers of New York, their logo appears in the lower left corner on the front of the photo. Samuel Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri he tried several failed careers including printer and miner and eventually he settled on being an editor for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise in Nevada. Later he began writing, and some of his early tales include: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Innocents Abroad. His best known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and, of course, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ernest Hemingway once said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn...all American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." The photograph is in very good condition; some slight rubbing and toning on the emulsion, namely near the right side of his face; mounting traces on verso; signature is bold and dark.

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    October, 2006
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