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Mark Twain, 1906

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd 
based on an original photographic print by A.F. Bradley
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• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity
• Ships in a Tube


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Taken May 20th, 1906. New York, United States 
(Library of Congress)

"This photograph of the Great American Novelist, taken by A.F. Bradley, was used as a relief fundraiser for his friend the poet Ina Coolbirth, who lost her worldly possessions in the San Francisco earthquake on April 18th, 1906. The autographed photographs, along with books went for USD$10 (that's USD$285 in today's money). George Wharton James, writing in an issue of Physical Culture, recalls the sitting. '[I]t occurred to me that if I could get Mark Twain to pose, and Mr. Bradley would make me some photographs at a wholesale price, and Mark would then autograph them, I could sell quite a number, to the happy increase of our "Ina Coolbrith Home Fund." Mr. Bradley agreed and said he would help make the posing as easy as possible by building a revolving platform, to save the usual troubles and annoyances of constantly moving the sitter to produce the proper effects of light and shade... of the negatives thus obtained he [Twain] wrote me that he regarded four as the finest photographs of himself that had ever been taken of him in his life.'"

– Jordan J. Lloyd

Original Caption

"Photograph shows Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), head and shoulders portrait, facing right."

PRINT SIZES

Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.

LISTED SIZES

M – 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

PRINTED IMAGE SIZE

Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

M – 9 ½" × 12" (24.1 × 30.5 cm)
L – 12 ¾" × 16" (32.3 × 40.6 cm)
XXL – 24" × 30" (61 × 76.2 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.

THE SMALL PRINT

‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.