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January 15, 2017

Literature-Loving Writers Can Now Work in Mark Twain’s Library

To seek intellectual inspiration, budding writers often turn to the works of the world’s most celebrated authors. While flipping through their most beloved books is a good start, the Mark Twain House & Museum has a better idea: why not share their workspace? Recently, the museum has announced plans to open Mark Twain’s library to the public, inviting literature-loving writers to quite literally follow in Twain’s footsteps.

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January 10, 2017

World’s Oldest Paris Photo Is Also the First to Feature Humans

In this age of endless selfies, it’s easy to forget that there existed a time before humans were photographed. So what exactly did the very first photo of a human entail? Well, this particular photo is a city shot, and it’s just so happens to be the oldest image of Paris. And it’s only fitting that Louis Daguerre—the inventor of daguerreotype—should be the photographer.

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