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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

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Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain c. 1851, when the author was just sixteen. This daguerreotype graces the cover of the second volume of Twain’s autobiography, which will be published on October 5, 2013.

Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain c. 1851, when the author was just sixteen. This daguerreotype graces the cover of the second volume of Twain’s autobiography, which will be published on October 5, 2013.

Henry James, c. 1860, age 17.
From the submitter Katie Sommer:
Hello MDB. I am the associate editor for The Complete Letters of Henry James (ongoing; U of Nebraska Press). Here’s a photo of an extremely handsome young (18 years old or so) Henry James. The photo dates from 1860 or 1861 when his family was in Newport, RI, and the original is at the Houghton Library at Harvard University (pf MS AM 1094). 

Henry James, c. 1860, age 17.

From the submitter Katie Sommer:

Hello MDB. I am the associate editor for The Complete Letters of Henry James (ongoing; U of Nebraska Press). Here’s a photo of an extremely handsome young (18 years old or so) Henry James. The photo dates from 1860 or 1861 when his family was in Newport, RI, and the original is at the Houghton Library at Harvard University (pf MS AM 1094). 

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend…LIVE
If you live in the New York area, I’ll be giving a lecture on 11/15 at Housing Works about the history of your favorite boyfriends, such as Teddy Roosevelt, Lewis Powell, Hermann Rorschach, Winston Churchill, and many more. 
Oh yes, and there will be a limited-edition MDB broadsheet calendar on sale. 
books:

Tumblr Prep! Thursday 11/15 at 7pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
Celebrate the launch of Jen Adams’ The Books They Gave Me with a night of literary education starring Jen as English, Jason Oberholtzer of I Love Charts as Math, Phil Edwards of Fake Science as Science, and Michelle Legro of My Daguerreotype Boyfriend as History. 
Free drinks, school picture day with laser backdrop (courtesy of Have Booth Will Travel), brown bag PBJ/PBR specials, and more! Books will be for sale to benefit Housing Works, as will a Limited Edition My Daguerreotype Boyfriend 2013 Pin-Up Calendar. Enter the #bookstheygaveme contest for a chance to read on stage!

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend…LIVE

If you live in the New York area, I’ll be giving a lecture on 11/15 at Housing Works about the history of your favorite boyfriends, such as Teddy RooseveltLewis Powell, Hermann RorschachWinston Churchill, and many more. 

Oh yes, and there will be a limited-edition MDB broadsheet calendar on sale. 

books:

Tumblr Prep! Thursday 11/15 at 7pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.

Celebrate the launch of Jen Adams’ The Books They Gave Me with a night of literary education starring Jen as English, Jason Oberholtzer of I Love Charts as Math, Phil Edwards of Fake Science as Science, and Michelle Legro of My Daguerreotype Boyfriend as History. 

Free drinks, school picture day with laser backdrop (courtesy of Have Booth Will Travel), brown bag PBJ/PBR specials, and more! Books will be for sale to benefit Housing Works, as will a Limited Edition My Daguerreotype Boyfriend 2013 Pin-Up Calendar. Enter the #bookstheygaveme contest for a chance to read on stage!