Keywords: Cigar signs
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
… and Jerrys, a rum drink.The upper shelf contains cigar boxes, represented by red squares. On the top were champagne and wine bottles with apples…
He was described as a noisy, booted, cigar-smoking, late-night-keeping presence. As a civil engineer for the United States Coast Survey, he charted…