Mark Twain Coburn, Alvin Langdon  (American, 1882-1966)

Coburn and Archibald Henderson visited Mark Twain’s new home "Stormfield," in Redding, Connecticut, on December 21, 1908. Coburn, who had photographed Twain in New York in March 1905, made thirty to forty exposures, including autochromes. Henderson’s subsequent biography, Mark Twain, is illustrated with eight Coburn black-and-white images and two autochromes and retailed for five shillings. Imagining Paradise

Reproduced / Exhibited

Foster, Sheila J, Manfred Heiting, and Rachel Stuhlman. Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester. Göttingen: Steidl, 2007 p. 223

Harker, Margaret F. The Linked Ring: The Secession Movement in Photography in Britain, 1892-1910. London: Heinemann, 1979. pl c. 5 (autochrome)