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- By Caroline Lacey
- Smithsonian.com, December 18, 2012
This bit of film, captured by Thomas Edison, is the only known existing footage of author Mark Twain. The silent film shows him going about his day in a Twain-esque manner; walking about his estate in a white suit and having tea with his beautiful daughters. The silent film was taken in 1909 at his Stormfield estate in Redding, Connecticut.