This is the 8th in a series of posts detailing my 2010 photo series ‘Roughing It.’ The images are based on characters and scenes from Mark Twain’s eponymous volume about his travels and adventures in Nevada and other Western states.
“I had made of myself a tolerable printer, under the impression that I would be another Franklin some day, but somehow had missed the connection thus far. There was no berth open in the Esmeralda Union, and besides I had always been such a slow compositor that I looked with envy upon the achievements of apprentices of two yearsʼ standing; and when I took a “take,” foremen were in the habit of suggesting that it would be wanted “some time during the year.”
Credits: Chic DiFrancia as the Printer. Press courtesy of the 4th Ward School Print Shop.