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Contributed by: Strong Historical Society
Location: Farmington; Strong
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site
Date: circa 1872
Media: albumen photograph, carte de visite
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.
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.
Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.