This carte de visite picturing the author Mark Twain (Samuel L Clemens) is signed and inscribed twice.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Anne Crane
To the top is the line Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economise it. Truly yours Mark Twain. Below is the inscription To Mlle. De Brouckère with the kindest regards of S.L. Clemens May 13, 1899.
The albumen print portrait was taken in the Asèle photography studio, Vienna.
In Freeman’s auction in Philadelphia on January 30 it is estimated at $3000-5000.