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

Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site

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

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