Wadsworth-Longfellow house back door, Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by Longfellow Garden Club


A hand-colored lantern slide shows the back door of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland as it was in the 1930s.

Peleg Wadsworth built the house in 1785. He and his wife, Elizabeth, raised their family there. Their daughter Zilpah and her husband Stephen Longfellow moved into the house in 1907. Their daughter Anne Longfellow Piece left the house to Maine Historical Society when she died in 1901.

Pierce wanted the house to be a memorial to her brother, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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  • Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow house back door, Portland, ca. 1930
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Local Code: Coll. 1936, Box 21 #24
  • Collection: Longfellow Garden Club records at Maine Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

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Longfellow Garden Club
c/o Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 433-0427

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