June 16th, 1876 can be viewed as the birthday of Tom Sawyer, because on this day the famous book of Mark Twain "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" was published for the first time.
All-time favourite character's name could have been inspired by a fun and easy-going fireman called Tom Sawyer, with whom Twain was friends with, when living in San Francisco, California, while working for a newspaper. Samuel Clemens (real name of Mark Twain) loved to hear Sawyer tell about his adventures and pranks, as a teanager. Without a doubt, 99% of the credit for creation of such wonderful character still belongs to Mark Twain.
More than 10 movie adaptations have been made in America only during the last 100 years for this incredible book. It's very interesting to analyze, how Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer were visualized in movies, how the perception of their characters changed throughout the years. Also, we can see how the looks of "typical" Southern boys have evolutionized with age in the infographic, created by Infographic Design Services
Infographic by: litreview