Mark Twain. Photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1906.
Mark Twain impersonators routinely don a white suit to evoke the persona of the famous author. But Twain himself did not make a habit of wearing white at all times of the year until very late in his life. He unveiled his signature style on December 7, 1906, at age 71, when he testified about a copyright reform bill before the Congressional Joint Committee on Patents. The hearing took place in the Congressional Reading Room of the Library of Congress.
“In spite of the keen December wind blowing outside, he burst into view, garbed …read more
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