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Leslie MYRICK <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 14:47:59 -0400
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It was commissioned by Clemens for use as an author portrait to accompany
his contributions to the Library of American Literature, edited by Clarence
Edmund Stedman, and also used to advertise his Following the Equator tour.

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 2:43 PM Taylor Roberts <[log in to unmask]>

> The Forum *does* now allow image attachments, and so I hope the attached
> image gets through.
> According to MTP, the portrait was taken in 1889 by Edward R. Hewitt in
> NYC, engraved by someone named Harley, possibly John Harley.
> Marianne Bodine <[log in to unmask]> of the MT Birthplace State
> Historic Site (Florida MO) wonders if anyone might know what the original
> purpose for the engraving was, e.g. magazine article or frontispiece?
> Thank you,
> Taylor