Wadsworth-Longfellow house broadside, ca. 1901

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This broadside advertises a visit to "Longfellow's Old Home." The Wadsworth-Longfellow house of Portland was a gift of the poet's sister, Anne Longfellow Pierce, to the Maine Historical Society.

The broadside states the house has the "Best Collection of a Poet's Family Belongings on Exhibition in the World."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived in this house on Congress Street as a child and often visited it as an adult.

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  • Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow house broadside, ca. 1901
  • Creation Date: circa 1901
  • Subject Date: circa 1901
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 22.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 463, Box 1/225
  • Collection: WPA broadsides relating to Maine, Massachusetts, and World War I
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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