Original photo by H. Tomlinson, identified as "Becky Thatcher serving tea in Mark Twain's Home, Nov. 30, 1915." Photo is of Laura Hawkins Frazer, childhood sweetheart of Mark Twain who Thatcher character is supposedly taken from.
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