Mark Twain poster

17 October 2009

TwainMark Twain is a bit of a hero around here. He’s best known as a writer, of course, and a great one. We really like his description of his time as a cub pilot on a Mississippi steamboat.

Less well known is that one of his first jobs was as a compositor. He found it such drudgery that he later invested a lot of money in a type setting machine. Sadly for him his investment wasn’t a good one.

He was also a wit, of course, and when we found this quote we couldn’t resist it.

As usual, you can find this in our ebay shop.

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2 Responses to “Mark Twain poster”

  1. dani Says:

    i love this print, but i believe it’s a quote by ernest hemingway, no?

    http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/1956.html


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