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Caricature self-portrait, etched on copper. Favor for SLC's 67th birthday party guests. For Mr W. M. Laffan.

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Title
Caricature self-portrait, etched on copper. Favor for SLC's 67th birthday party guests. For Mr W. M. Laffan.
Names
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910 (Creator)
Laffan, William M. (Recipient)
Collection

Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938 (bulk 1870-1938)

Portraits and Pictorial Works

Portraits

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1902-11-28
Place: [New York, NY]
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Clemens
Shelf locator: Original Copperplate of self-caricature by Mark Twain
Topics
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910
Genres
Prints
Notes
Biographical/historical: The copperplate engravings were party favors for the 53 guests at SLC's 67th birthday, celebrated at the Metropolitan Club, New York, on November 28, 1902. All had an individual dedication on paper and a leather case with tooled name of recipient.
Ownership: Owen D. Young
Physical Description
Portraits
Extent: 1 engraving
Copper plate engraving of self-caricature. Signed in normal script "Truly Yours Mark Twain" and with note, also normal script, "N.B. I cannot make a good mouth, therefore leave it out. There is enough without it anyway. Done with the best ink. M. T." With recess for individual dedication to "William M. Laffan. To the pleasant barrels we've drunk together! Mark Twain" Accompanied by note, dating from time of sale. 1 leaf.
Engravings
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15893396
MSS Unit ID: 19174
Accession number: 191875B
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 75972ab0-0a5e-0130-f87c-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1835: Creator Born
  • 1902: Issued
  • 1910: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Caricature self-portrait, etched on copper. Favor for SLC's 67th birthday party guests. For Mr W. M. Laffan." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1902-11-28. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fa3f5f30-482f-0132-c835-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Caricature self-portrait, etched on copper. Favor for SLC's 67th birthday party guests. For Mr W. M. Laffan." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 21, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fa3f5f30-482f-0132-c835-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1902-11-28). Caricature self-portrait, etched on copper. Favor for SLC's 67th birthday party guests. For Mr W. M. Laffan. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/fa3f5f30-482f-0132-c835-58d385a7bbd0

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Caricature self-portrait, etched on copper. Favor for SLC's 67th birthday party guests. For Mr W. M. Laffan.