Barbara Bush Meets Mark Twain
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The man in the white suit is a copycat Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twin. The real Twain visited Portsmouth in 1907. This re-enactor spole at Strawbery Banke in the early 1980s. Behind him stands another irascible figure, Barbara Bush, distinguished as the wife of one president and the mother of another.




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Barbara Bush and Mark Twain re-eneactor at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH in the eaerly 1980s (c) SBM archives

This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum Collection

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Barbara Bush, wife of VP George Bush, listens to Mark Twain at Strawery Banke in early 1980s  (c) Strawbery Banke Museum archive