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Clemens coat of Arms for Tiffany by W.H.W. BICKNELL
The artist W(illiam)H(arry)W(arren) Bicknell - best known for his etchings
Made this etching of a "Coat of Arms for Mark Twain" (Samuel L. Clemens)
as an assignment for the Tiffany Company
This was printed on the title page of each volume in
"The Royal Edition" of THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN
in 22 Volumes
American Publishing Company
TOP: Steamboat Pilot, Western Stagecoach, Deckhand taking Sounding
MIDDLE: Atlantic steamer QUAKER CITY - Initials S.L.C. - Locomotive/Train (Cannibalism in the Cars?)
BOTTOM: Mark Twain/Clemens home Hartford, Connecticut
More about the artist:
William Harry Warren Bicknell
Signed his artwork: W. H. W. Bicknell
Also known as William Henry Warren Bicknell
Born Boston, Massachusetts 1860
Passed on in Provincetown, Massachusetts 1947
Mark Twain's LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI poster that promoted the TV movie back in the 1980's
A promotional poster for the PBS LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI TV movie in 1980 was issued with photographs of locations in Hannibal, Missouri that were associated with Sam Clemens. I reformatted the lettering and replaced their photo of the JULIA BELLE SWAIN inside the oval frame with a detail from Hippolyte Sebron's 1850 painting of steamboats at New Orleans.
MARK TWAIN commissioned woodcarving 2017
I had this custom woodcarving made in 2017 by John Lesage of LESAGE WOODWARE
166 Janeway Drive
Guilford, Connecticut 06437 203 710-3815
5" x 21-3/4"
The MARK TWAIN cigars metal advertising sign was returned to mint condition by 4th CONE RESTORATION
EXXON bicentennial 1976 Clemens in the JULIA BELLE SWAIN's pilotHouse
EXXON public service announcement for the U.S. bicentennial from 1976 with Sam Clemens in the JULIA BELLE SWAIN's pilot house.
Sam Clemens at approximately 50 years old
Not dated but this was how Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) may have looked when he was around 50 years old during the mid 1880's.
With the exception of images credited to public institutions,
everything on this page is from a private collection.
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All captions provided by Dave Thomson, Steamboats.com primary contributor and historian.