Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mark Twain as Seen by Thomas Edison

I may be the last book nut on earth to finally see Thomas Edison's short film clip featuring Mark Twain and his daughters but...if not, here it is for the other straggler or two.

Mark Twain - 1909- at Stormfield (Redding, Connecticut)

Stormfield burned down in 1923. It had remained empty for several years after Twain's death but at the time of the fire it served as the summer home of the Margaret Givens family of New York.


  1. No, I don't think your the last because I've never even heard of this.

  2. It doesn't seem real to me because, in my mind, Twain predated that kind of technology. I have a hard time grasping the fact that he died so relatively recently for some reason.

  3. Wow. That was amazing. Twain has the expression of a person constantly being amused by the thoughts in their head.

  4. That little bit of film did show a bit of his character and personality, I think. Good point.