This Day in Art History: November 30, 1902. Mark Twain tried his hand at self-portraiture, and the results were given out as a favor at his 67th birthday party. Each guest received a handsome leather portfolio holding a copper plate etched with Twain’s artistic attempt.
Mark Twain caricature self-portrait, 1902. John White Alexander papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

This Day in Art History: November 30, 1902. Mark Twain tried his hand at self-portraiture, and the results were given out as a favor at his 67th birthday party. Each guest received a handsome leather portfolio holding a copper plate etched with Twain’s artistic attempt.

Mark Twain caricature self-portrait, 1902. John White Alexander papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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