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On Richmond Island, Cape Elizabeth, 1850

Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site

Alexander W. Longfellow (1814-1901) of Portland drew a sketch of his work in surveying and mapping on Richmond Island.

The younger brother of poet Henry W. Longfellow, Alexander was a surveyor and artist.

He depicted himself in close proximity to alcohol with a large red nose.

Other Information


  • Title: On Richmond Island, Cape Elizabeth, 1850
  • Creator: Longfellow, Alexander W.
  • Creation Date: 1850
  • Subject Date: 1850
  • Local Name: Richmond's Island
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Long 19294
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491
http://www.nps.gov/long/

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