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Kevin Mac Donnell <[log in to unmask]>
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Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:35:20 -0500
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Yuk, yuk, yuk!

I don't have the Frank Leslie (catalogued, at least) but I have the others. 
They are either too fragile to scan on my high res flatbed scanner, or too 
big, and my digital camera does not have high enough resolution.

I did one Daily Graphic illustration in two scans, but that 1873 Daily 
Graphic cover is too big to fit on my scanner except in fourths, which may 
be too difficult for some Photoshop sharpshooter to align and reassemble, 
but if worse comes to worst...

Mac Donnell Rare Books
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-----Original Message----- 
From: Hal Bush
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:11 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Help with illustrations for book

Tracy; I must have this one:

Mark Twain at the Tomb of Adam, Harper's May 1875, p. 848

somewhere;  where exactly is the question.  I'm hunting around in my files,
more later.

ps: as Wolfgang says, I'm shocked to hear of something Kevin does not own,
other than a Gutenberg Bible and the complete Audubon volumes of Birds of
America (last I checked it was the highest auction price ever for any
book).  Shocked, I say.


On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Lawrence Howe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Tracy--
> The Newberry has _Harper's Weekly_, _Daily Graphic_, _Appleton's Journal_,
> =
> _Century Magazine_ for the dates you cite.  I know this may not be easy
> for=
>  you to get to.  If you'd like me to take a look at the volumes and order
> s=
> cans or printed copies for you, let me know.=20
> --LH
> Larry Howe
> Professor of English
> Chair, Department of Literature and Languages
> Roosevelt University
> ________________________________________
> From: Mark Twain Forum [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tracy Wuster
> [wuster=
> [log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:17 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Help with illustrations for book
> Hello all,
> I am finishing up work on my book on Mark Twain--"The American Humorist:
> The Making and Meanings of Mark Twain."  I am trying to round up a few 
> last
> images.  Kevin MacDonnell helped me out, but a few of the images were not
> in his collection or were to fragile to be scanned.
> If anyone has book-quality images they would be able to share (300+dpi, 
> 4x6
> or 5x8 size), I would be eternally grateful and, of course, give lavish
> credit in the book.  Here are the images I am looking for:
> "The New Heathen Chinee" Frank Leslie's Illustrated, July 26, 1873
> DREAM=3DE2=3D80=3D94=
> Harper=3DE2=3D80=3D99s Weekly, November 15, 1873.
> Mark Twain amongst the Britishers, New York Graphic, November 5, 1873
> American Humorists, with Portraits=3DE2=3D80=3D9D
> Daily Graphic, October 9, 187359:6 (December 1874), 45.
> (This was also reprinted in a phrenology journal and as a book cover--I
> have the book cover).
> =3DE2=3D80=3D9CMark Twain=3DE2=3D80=3D9D from Appleton=3DE2=3D80=3D99s
> Jour=
> nal-- George T. Fe=3D
> rris, =3DE2=3D80=3D9CMark Twain,=3DE2=3D80=3D9D
> Appleton=3DE2=3D80=3D99s Journal, XII:276 (July 4, 1874), 15.
> Mark Twain at the Tomb of Adam, Harper's May 1875, p. 848
> Mark Twain engraving in the Century, September 1882 (frontispiece)
> I'd greatly appreciate any help.  Let me know if you have questions.
> Best,
> Tracy Wuster

Prof. Harold K. Bush
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