Mark Twain and John T. Lewis

John T. Lewis sits with Mark Twain. Lewis was free-born (that is, not born in slavery) and was a tenant farmer on Twain's sister-in-law's farm in Elmira, N.Y., where the Clemenses spent summers when they lived in Hartford. He is considered one of the possible models for Jim in Huckleberry Finn.

( The Mark Twain House & Museum / August 17, 2012 )

John T. Lewis sits with Mark Twain. Lewis was free-born (that is, not born in slavery) and was a tenant farmer on Twain's sister-in-law's farm in Elmira, N.Y., where the Clemenses spent summers when they lived in Hartford. He is considered one of the possible models for Jim in Huckleberry Finn.

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