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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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Longfellow family
- Longfellow, Stephen, 1776-1849--Associated objects
- Longfellow, Stephen, 1805-1850--Associated objects
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