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Cambridge, Massachusetts schoolchildren commissioned a chair made from the wood of the spreading chestnut tree, mentioned in Longfellow's poem The Village Blacksmith to give Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on his birthday.
The poet's nephew, William Pitt Preble Longfellow designed the chair.
About This Item
- Title: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's chair, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ca. 1880
- Creation Date: circa 1880
- Subject Date: circa 1880
- Town: Cambridge
- County: Middlesex
- State: MA
- Media: Print from glass negative
- Local Code: Coll. 200, Box 2/9
- Collection: Wadsworth family glass plate negatives
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882--Associated objects
- Longfellow, William Pitt Preble--Associated objects
- The Village Blacksmith
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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