Samuel Longfellow, ca. 1870

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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
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