Contributed by Maine Historical Society
An unknown artist painted this portrait of a man presumed to be the Rev. Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892).
A native of Portland, he graduated from Harvard in 1839, and received a theology degree there in 1846.
An ordained Unitarian minister, Longfellow became pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1848; at Brooklyn, in 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1860.
He was an outspoken abolitionist.
Samuel gave the eulogy for his famous brother, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
About This Item
- Title: Samuel Longfellow, ca. 1870
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: circa 1870
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Oil, canvas, pine
- Dimensions: 76 cm x 64 cm
- Local Code: A85-436
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Slavery--United States
- Abolitionists--United States
- Longfellow family
- Longfellow, Samuel, 1819-1892--Portraits
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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