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”.
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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Book)--Illustrations
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
- Mayflower (Ship)
- Mayflower Society of Maine
- Patriotic societies--American--Maine
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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