Film Footage of Mark Twain
Today is the birthday of Samuel Clemens, a.k.a Mark Twain (1835-1910). Huckleberry Finn was one of my favorite books as a child; I quote the passages about the Duke and the Dauphin extensively in my book No Applause. But this morning, a distinctly non-literary thrill. A few months before he died, Twain was photographed gallyvanting around his Connecticut estate by a crew working for the Edison company. Here is the footage they shot (unfortunately preceded by a commercial):
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