Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, and publisher.
He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".
Red or ginger hair occurs naturally in one to two percent of humans, appearing with greater frequency two to six percent among people of Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and lesser frequency in other populations.
It’s fascinating to think that such a small detail can change the way we think about a person, especially an extremely important historical figure. When black and white photos are colorized it adds an entirely new level of detail that puts life into an entirely different perspective. What do you think Twain would think of seeing himself like this?
Mark Twain A Redhead According To This 1870 Image.
We should have known that when Mark Twain said, “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats,” that something was up. More often than not photos of Twain show him as a wily, white-haired elder statesman of the written word, but this photo supposes that he was actually ginger.