You wouldn’t really want to cross your opponent when they’re looking as solemn as celebrated American author Mark Twain here!
The photograph above was taken sometime between 1870 and 1910. We wouldn’t blame you if, for a moment, you’d forget that Twain was regarded as the “greatest American humorist of his age”! Aside from penning the classics “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, Twain also authored comical stories like “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Country”, and was said to have even done performances similar to today’s stand-up comedy!
All information in this article were sourced from Wikipedia and The Library of Congress Presents America's Story from America's Library.
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