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This pair of daguerreotypes featured Ellen Theodora Longfellow (1838-1927), and her two brothers: Stephen Longfellow (1834-1905), seated at left, and William Pitt Preble Longfellow (1836-1913) seated on the right. All three were children of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's older brother Stephen Longfellow (1805-1850), and his wife Marianna Preble (1812-1888).
The photo of Ellen is thought to be from about 1854, and the photo of Stephen and William from about 1850. The military tunic jackets and brimmed caps of the boys are reminiscent of Mexican War uniforms. "G.M. Howe" is stamped in the corner of each mat, and refers to photographer George M. Howe of Portland, Maine, and New York City.
About This Item
- Title: Ellen, William Pitt Preble, and Stephen Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1853
- Creator: Howe, George M.
- Creation Date: circa 1853
- Subject Date: circa 1853
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 443, Box 4/2 (2008.500.0150)
- Collection: Miscellaneous daguerreotypes
- Object Type: Image
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