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.