"Rainy Day" desk, Wadsworth-Longfellow house, Portland, ca. 1920

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"Rainy Day" desk, Wadsworth-Longfellow house, Portland, ca. 1920

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The text on the front of the postcard reads: "Copr. Maine Historical Society" on top and, below the image, "13845 The Den, Longfellow's Home, Portland, ME, Showing the Rainy Day Desk."

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who grew up in the Wadsworth-Longfellow house on Congress Street in Portland, wrote his poem, "The Rainy Day," in the house in 1841. The poem refers to a "mouldering vine." A piece of the vine is shown hanging on the wall in the house.

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About This Item

  • Title: "Rainy Day" desk, Wadsworth-Longfellow house, Portland, ca. 1920
  • Creator: Phostint, Detroit Publishing Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Local Code: 2000.1
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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