Ink sketch of Tripoli, 1804

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Ink sketch of Tripoli, 1804

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Henry Wadsworth (1785-1804), for whom the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was named, sketched Tripoli, North Africa, in 1804 while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Wadsworth was killed when a bomb ship he and others manned exploded prematurely.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ink sketch of Tripoli, 1804
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Henry
  • Creation Date: 1804
  • Subject Date: 1804
  • Town: Tripoli
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 15 cm x 28 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 185, Box 9/12
  • Collection: Longfellow family papers
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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