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Historical Items (152)  |  Tax Records (2)  |  Exhibits (10)  |  Sites (7)  | 

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Item 5417

Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Portland

Media: Color photograph (platinum)

Item 5416

Title: Doorway, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1902

Location: Portland

Media: Color print

Item 5418

Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 57604

Address: 8 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Carrie B. Wadsworth

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 38579

Address: Assessor's Record, 485 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Historical Society

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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Exhibit

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ca. 1829

Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.

Exhibit

Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Exhibit

Anne Longfellow drawing, ca. 1818

Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

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Site

Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow National Historic Site

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Site

Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Store, 1882

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.

Site

Porter covered bridge postcard, ca. 1945

Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society

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