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Good Golly! I hope you flip it back!

In Twain studies, altering historical materials for visual appeal dates 
back at least as far as Paine's biography which has a photo of twain 
cabins with Twain's written note below. To fit Twain's note into the 
space on that page (I:20) they rearranged it and reshot the "cut & 
pasted" image for the book.

I'd have to go look to be certain, but I think one of the images in 
Henderson's 1910 (yes, 1910; not 1911 or 1912) book on Twain also has a 
flipped image.

Historical facts really do matter when it comes to a slippery 
self-mythologizing fellow like Mark Twain.

Kevin
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Mac Donnell Rare Books
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Austin TX 78730
512-345-4139
Member: ABAA, ILAB, BSA

You can browse our books at:
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------ Original Message ------
From: "scott" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]
Sent: 4/23/2020 9:53:25 AM
Subject: Re: Morgan Library Twain Collection Online

>I plead guilty to reversing, and cropping, an image of Twain for the
>title page of my Twain's Geography site. the photo of him in a
>Vancouver hotel bed, with reporters standing around.  I think I may
>have had the Creation of Adam painting in mind.
>
>On Thu, 2020-04-23 at 11:49 +0000, Mac Donnell Rare Books wrote:
>>  Pure ignorance. Book designers often flip negatives deliberately for
>>  "visual" appeal, the historical record be damned, but in this case
>>  the
>>  cover lettering would have fit better if they'd correctly reproduced
>>  it,
>>  so it looks to me like a mistake.
>>
>>  This happens all the time when coat buttons or other visual clues
>>  (like
>>  a building in the background) are not visible, but in this image it
>>  could not be more obvious.
>>
>>  This would all have been made so much simpler (please don't make me
>>  explain why) if Twain had become a pirate instead of an author.
>>
>>  Kevin
>>  @
>>  Mac Donnell Rare Books
>>  9307 Glenlake Drive
>>  Austin TX 78730
>>  512-345-4139
>>  Member: ABAA, ILAB, BSA
>>
>>  You can browse our books at:
>>http://www.macdonnellrarebooks.com
>>
>>
>>  ------ Original Message ------
>>  From: "DENNIS KELLY" <[log in to unmask]>
>>  To: [log in to unmask]
>>  Sent: 4/22/2020 10:50:51 PM
>>  Subject: Re: Morgan Library Twain Collection Online
>>
>>  > Anyone know why the cover portrait of Twain (Lyon photo) is printed
>>  > as a reverse image?
>>  >
>>  > Dennis Kelly
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > >  On Apr 22, 2020, at 5:51 AM, Mac Donnell Rare Books <
>>  > > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>  > >
>>  > >  ´╗┐The print catalog of that exhibit was published in 2010 and is
>>  > > widely available in the used book market. I see a bunged up copy
>>  > > listed on Biblio for $1.50, several on eBay for $5, and others
>>  > > for slightly more at ABE and other online venues.
>>  > >
>>  > >  Kevin
>>  > >  @
>>  > >  Mac Donnell Rare Books
>>  > >  9307 Glenlake Drive
>>  > >  Austin TX 78730
>>  > >  512-345-4139
>>  > >  Member: ABAA, ILAB, BSA
>>  > >
>>  > >  You can browse our books at:
>>  > > http://www.macdonnellrarebooks.com
>>  > >
>>  > >
>>  > >  ------ Original Message ------
>>  > >  From: "Joseph Csicsila" <[log in to unmask]>
>>  > >  To: [log in to unmask]
>>  > >  Sent: 4/22/2020 7:15:49 AM
>>  > >  Subject: Morgan Library Twain Collection Online
>>  > >
>>  > > >  Someone just share this with me. Passing it along in case
>>  > > > others had not
>>  > > >  heard.
>>  > > >
>>  > > >
>https://www.themorgan.org/collection/Mark-Twain-A-Skeptics-Progress
>>  > > >
>>  > > >  Stay safe!
>>  > > >  Joe
>>  > > >
>
>

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