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Drawing Together: Early Years

Portrait of Papa, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portrait of Papa, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Longfellow National Historic Site

The Longfellows’ artistic creativity did more than enrich their personal lives. Drawing was essential to the professional careers of several family members.

In addition, from their earliest years, Longfellow children all were encouraged to draw.

Here Edith, age six, sketches a portrait of her father, Henry W. Longfellow.


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