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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's chair, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ca. 1880

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's chair, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ca. 1880

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Cambridge, Massachusetts schoolchildren commissioned a chair made from the wood of the spreading chestnut tree, mentioned in Longfellow's poem The Village Blacksmith to give Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on his birthday.

The poet's nephew, William Pitt Preble Longfellow designed the chair.

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  • Title: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's chair, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Town: Cambridge
  • County: Middlesex
  • State: MA
  • Media: Print from glass negative
  • Local Code: Coll. 200, Box 2/9
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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