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Longfellow cradle, Portland, 1805

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Longfellow cradle, Portland, 1805

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Radford Brothers of Portland made this mahogany cradle that is joined with dovetails, and furnished with brass handles.

Stephen Longfellow paid $4.50 for the cradle just after his first son, Stephen, was born. Longfellow was a loyal customer of the Radfords and bought chairs, cabinets, and beds from their shop.

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  • Title: Longfellow cradle, Portland, 1805
  • Creator: Radford Brothers, Portland
  • Creation Date: 1805
  • Subject Date: 1805
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Mahogany, brass
  • Local Code: A85-377
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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