Judge Barrett Potter house, Portland, ca. 1940

Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site


It was in the parlor of the Potter home in Portland that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wed his first wife, Mary Potter, in 1831.

The couple was married only four years when Mary died of complications arising from a miscarriage while the Longfellows were touring in Europe.

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About This Item

  • Title: Judge Barrett Potter house, Portland, ca. 1940
  • Creator: Christian Science Monitor
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: gelatin silver print
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Local Code: LONG 27886 (3007.001/002.002 item 81)
  • Collection: Longfellow Family Photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491

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