Mary King Longfellow as Nelly Custis, Cambridge, ca. 1879

Contributed by NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Description

Mary King Longfellow of Portland, daughter of Alexander Longfellow, dressed as Nelly Custis, granddaughter of Martha Washington.

Her cousin Alice Mary Longfellow (1850-1928), daughter of Henry W. Longfellow, probably took the photograph. The cousins frequently held costume parties.

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About This Item

  • Title: Mary King Longfellow as Nelly Custis, Cambridge, ca. 1879
  • Creator: Longfellow, Alice Mary
  • Creation Date: circa 1876
  • Subject Date: circa 1876
  • Town: Cambridge
  • County: Middlesex
  • State: MA
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Long 35791
  • Object Type: Image

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NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491
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