Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow, mother of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wore this crocheted lace collar.
Zilpha W. Longfellow (1778-1851) was the daughter of Peleg and Elizabeth Wadsworth. She grew up in the house her parents built on Congress Street in Portland and she and her husband, Stephen Longfellow, raised their children there.
About This Item
- Title: Longfellow crochet lace collar, Portland, ca. 1820
- Creation Date: circa 1820
- Subject Date: circa 1820
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Linen
- Local Code: 2000.64.3
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Women--Clothing & dress
- Dress accessories
- Lace and lace making
- Longfellow, Zilpah Wadsworth, 1778-1851--Associated objects
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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