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Mark Twain and Sir Richard Burton

Photograph of Mark Twain

A black and white photograph of Mark Twain.

Photograph of Sir Richard Burton

An ink engraving of Sir Richard Burton, an author who wrote about traveling by stagecoach in the mid-1800s.

Take a look at the photograph of Mark Twain. Then take a look at the engraving of Sir Richard Burton. Do you think one or both of these images are primary sources? Without clicking on the image for the details, study both images carefully before you come up with your conclusion. After making your decision, click on the details to see if you were right!