Longfellow tea set saucer, ca. 1900

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Maine poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote The Courtship of Miles Standish in 1858. The poem sentimentalizes the early days of the Plimouth settlement and the love triangle between Miles Standish, Priscilla Mullens, and John Alden.

This saucer is part of a larger tea set commemorating Longfellow’s romantic poems, and features a picture of the Pilgrims landing in Plimouth, with the inscription, “Pilgrim exiles”.

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About This Item

  • Title: Longfellow tea set saucer, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • State: ME
  • Media: Porcelain with transfer print
  • Local Code: 1993.172.10
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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