Signed Photograph of Mark Twain Reading in Bed

    Mark Twain. Signed Photograph. [N.p., n.d., ca. 1907]. Measures 7.75 x 7 inches. A charming black-and-white photo of Twain in his nightshirt reading The World's Work in bed, with his ubiquitous cigar in his mouth. Photo a bit age-toned, one corner with small chip missing, a few short creases and tears. Photo is a bit fragile. Mounted at one place at verso top, and verso bottom to foamcore board. Overall, good. This item is unframed, but glazed frame is present. This photograph was probably taken during the same session that the famous "accidental child" photo was taken (actually entitled "Mark Twain's Muse"), in which there appeared to be a sleeping child behind Twain's head.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 809

    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
    Only 30 days left to consign to the 2018 March 25 - 26 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 2 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 2 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,163,277