Mark Twain Meets Nicholas Tesla; When Worlds Collided

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We live in  a time of so much rapid change that we sometimes forget that dealing with new technology is not new.  I found these pictures of Mark Twain visiting Nicholas Tesla's studio to be fascinating.  Here was this man, Twain, born into a world of steam power visiting with a man, Tesla, who is creating a new world of electrical power.  What must Twain have been thinking.

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  1. Hi Richard,
    I’m not sure if you know it or not but the person on the left of the picture is the legandary Joseph Jefferson, the actor that brought Rip Van Winkle to stage from the Washington Irving book. There is also a Joseph Jefferson Award given out yearly.
    I appreciate you posting this pic, I am currently trying to find the date this was taken.
    Joseph Jefferson is my great great grand father.

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