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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910
Literary File, Photography Collection

42 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Samuel Langhorne Clemens Literary File consists of 42 photographs, the majority of which are images of Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain). Also included are views of places associated with him and two images of his daughter Clara. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*All items are located at PH:LF:Clemens, S. L., Box.


Item List

Accession / P No. Description
P1Photographic postcard portrait of Clemens as a middle-aged man, seated in a wicker chair.
P4-P52 variant portraits of Clemens as an older man, seated in a wooden chair.
P6-P7 2 different carte-de-visite portraits of Clemens as a young man.
P8Stereograph portrait of Clemens as a young man (same as 997:0105:0263).
P9 Image of Clemens leaning against the rail of a ship.
P10Photographic postcard portrait of Clemens as an older man, in a rocking chair.
P11 Image of a 1935 statue by Walter Russell of Clemens and a boy representing the character Tom Sawyer.
P12 Image of Missouri Governor Guy B. Park and George A. Mahan re-enacting the fence white-washing scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
P13Color photomechanical postcard of Frederick Hibbard's statue of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn at the foot of Cardiff Hill.
P14Color photomechanical postcard of Norman Rockwell's illustration of the fence white-washing scene from Tom Sawyer.
P15 Color photomechanical postcard of Clemens standing in front of his boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, on his last visit in 1902.
957:0070:0001Group portrait of 6 people, including Clemens, his daughter Clara, and her husband Ossip Gabrilowitsch on their wedding day, 6 October 1909.
957:0070:0002 Portrait of Clemens as an older man.
957:0070:0003-0004Duplicate photographic postcard portraits of Clemens (3/4 length) in a top hat (957:0070:0003 is signed "Mark Twain").
957:0070:0005 Photographic postcard portrait of Clemens (full length).
957:0070:0006Snapshot of Clemens with his nephew Sam Moffet (on board a ship?).
957:0070:0007Portrait of Clemens as an older man.
957:0070:0008Copy print of an 1896 photograph of Clemens on a wagon in India.
957:0070:0009Full front image of a bust sculpture (by Walter Russell?) of Clemens on exhibit at the Mark Twain Museum, Hannibal, Missouri.
957:0070:0010Profile image of a bust sculpture by Walter Russell of Clemens presented to the Mark Twain Museum, Hannibal, Missouri.
957:0070:0011Portrait of Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch (Clemens' daughter).
957:0070:0012View of the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse at the top of Cardiff Hill, Hannibal, Missouri.
957:0070:0013View of Clemens' birthplace in Florida, Missouri.
980:0111:0001-0002; 981:0055:0001; 983:0061:0001 4 different portraits of Clemens as an older man.
988:0054:0001Cabinet card portrait of Clemens as a middle-aged man.
997:0105:0260 Profile image of a bust sculpture by Karl Gerhardt of Clemens.
997:0105:0261Portrait of Clemens as an older man, with pipe (sitting up in bed?).
997:0105:0262Image of an unidentified young man in costume (portraying a character from Clemens' works?).
997:0105:0263Stereograph portrait of Clemens as a young man (same as P8).
997:0105:0264 Portrait of Clemens as a young man on recto; portrait of William Redmond on verso.
997:0105:0265 Cabinet card of an unidentified man seated at a small table across from an unidentified young woman; painted on negative, printed on image: "Pudd'nhead Wilson."
997:0105:0266Portrait of Clemens as a middle-aged man.
997:0105:0267 Cabinet card portrait of Clemens as an older man.
997:0105:0268Carte-de-visite portrait of Clemens with Josh Billings and Petroleum V. Nasby; printed below image: "The American Humorists."
997:0105:0269 Cabinet card portrait of Clemens as a middle-aged man with George W. Cable.
997:0105:0270 Image of Ellma Maris(?) possibly portraying a character from The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson; signed presentation on image and inscription on mount verso.


Index of Photographers

Bradley, A. F.--P4-P5
Ellis & Wallery--980:0111:0002
Frazer, Jean Tomlinson--P12, 957:0070:0012-0013
J. Gurney & Son--P6, P8, 997:0105:0263
Marceau (Boston, Mass.)--981:0055:0001
Newsboy (New York, N.Y.)--997:0105:0265, 0267
Peter A. Juley & Son--P11, 957:0070:0009-0010
Pond, James B., photographer--957:0070:0006
Reed, H. T. (Henry Thomas)--P1
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896--988:0054:0001; 997:0105:0269-0270
Sprague, Frank J. (Frank Julian), b. 1857--957:0070:0001
St. John, Henry, fl. 1880s--997:0105:0262
Van Aken, E. M. (Elisha M.)--997:0105:0260
Vander Weyde, William M., 1871?-1929--997:0105:0261
Warren's Portraits--P7
Winkler, John, photographer--P13


Samuel Langhorne Clemens Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 10 July 2007)

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