Lucia Wadsworth (1784-1864) was the fifth of Peleg and Elizabeth Bartlett Wadsworth's 10 children. Lucia, who remained single, spent most of her life in the Wadsworth-Longfellow house on Congress Street, which her father built in 1785.
Known as "Aunt Lucia," she lived in the house with her sister and brother-in-law Stephen and Zilpah Longfellow, helping to raise their eight children and run the household. She remained in the house with her niece, Anne Longfellow Pierce, a widow.
The photograph was made on the occasion of her 79th birthday, about 1862, several years before her death.
About This Item
- Title: Lucia Wadsworth, Portland, ca. 1862
- Creation Date: circa 1862
- Subject Date: circa 1862
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: 3007-4-2-5-7 LFP-B32-F20
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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