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Contributed by: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lambert through Strong Historical Society
Location: Strong; Farmington
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site
Date: circa 1872
Media: Albumen print
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.
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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… Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, probably made this photograph in 1885.
Anne Longfellow Pierce, sister of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, lived in the house nearly her entire life.
… wanted the house to be a memorial to the popular poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who had died in 1882.