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Photo of Mark Twain holding Tesla light

Article: Photo of Mark Twain holding Tesla light

I love the element of danger and wonder in this photo of Mark Twain in Nikola Tesla’s lab that was published in a 1895 article titled “Tesla’s Osillator and Other Inventions.”

Mark Twain's 70th birthday dinner menu

Article: Mark Twain's 70th birthday dinner menu

From their historical collection of menus (among the largest in the world), the New York Public Library, in honor of this beloved American author’s recent birthday, posted the dinner menu for Mark Twain’s 70th birthday celebration which was held in 1835 at Delmonico’s in NYC. Mark Twain is enjoying a resurgence as his recently published…

Meet Mark Twain in this only known video recording

Article: Meet Mark Twain in this only known video recording

From the video vault of history, here is the only known video recording of great American author Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens hanging out with his daughters Clara and Jean. It was taken in 1909 at Twain’s estate in Stormfield, Connecticut with another famous American Thomas Edison directing behind the lens. Admittedly nothing too tremendously…

John Lithgow reads a previously unpublished essay by Mark Twain

Article: John Lithgow reads a previously unpublished essay by Mark Twain

In this video for Who Is Mark Twain?, a new HarperStudio collection of previously unpublished Twain essays, John Lithgow reads a short excerpt over lovely animations by Flash Rosenberg: Who is Mark Twain? from Flash Rosenberg on Vimeo.