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Leslie MYRICK <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 25 May 2020 16:07:26 -0400
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Yes the same.
He was at the time a young "art photographer," and friend of a friend, whom
Clemens chose over Stedman's recommendation that he hire George C. Cox, the
great Whitman portraitist. There are several artsy photos extant (Clemens
lighting a cigar, most notably--try Google images), most of which Livy, at
least, found "ghastly," but all agreed that this particular portrait was

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 3:30 PM Paul Schullery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Do you happen to know if that’s Edward Ringwood Hewitt, or some other
> “R.”? He is of considerable interest in other non-Twainian historical
> realms.
> Paul Schullery
> [log in to unmask]
> > On May 25, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Bodine, Marianne <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > I'm sorry the picture did not go through, but Harriet Smith of the Mark
> Twain Project has identified it for me just now.  The portrait was taken in
> 1889 by Edward R. Hewitt in New York City, and was engraved by someone
> named Harley, possibly John Harley. I will try to get my computer set up to
> accurately send images in the future.
> > Marianne Bodine
> > Interpretive Resource Specialist II
> > Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
> > 37352 Shrine Rd
> > Stoutsville, MO 65283
> > Historic Site Office:  573- 565-3449
> > Fax: 573-565-3718