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I suspect you're quit correct.  I've composed a new image for my front
page that better reflects the site, temporally anyway.  Initially this
site was only about the 1895 North American Tour, and that remains the
most fully developed section and the one that contains original
materials by myself.  It was originally conceived of as an on-line
course - complete with video lectures.

Criticisms and recommendations gratefully accepted...

On Thu, 2020-04-23 at 15:04 +0000, Mac Donnell Rare Books wrote:
> 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
> @
> Mac Donnell Rare Books
> 9307 Glenlake Drive
> Austin TX 78730
> 512-345-4139
> Member: ABAA, ILAB, BSA
> 
> You can browse our books at:
> www.macdonnellrarebooks.com
> 
> 
> ------ 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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