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Historical Items

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Item 15563

Henry W. Longfellow, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Bowdoin College Library Date: circa 1830 Media: Engraving on paper

Item 16467

Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881

Contributed by: Bowdoin College Museum of Art Date: 1881 Location: Cambridge Media: Oil on canvas

Item 15955

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Cambridge, ca. 1872

Contributed by: NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Date: circa 1872 Location: Cambridge Media: Albumen print

Exhibits

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Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

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Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

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.

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901

… byMaine Historical Society Henry (Hen) Wadsworth Longfellow (1839-1874) Henry (Hen) Wadsworth Longfellow was the son of Stephen and Marianne…

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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Longfellow, nieces and nephews of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Other Portlanders who sat for Howe include student Walter H.

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 1 of 2

A daguerreotype of each of these portraits was made for family members. Stephen’s daguerreotype copy is part of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House…

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: Longfellow and Dickens - The Story of a Trans-Atlantic Friendship

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
What if you don't teach American Studies but you want to connect to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in meaningful ways? One important connection is Henry's friendship with Charles Dickens. There are many great resources about Dickens and if you teach his novels, you probably already know his biography and the chronology of his works. No listing for his association with Henry appears on most websites and few references will be found in texts. However, journals and diary entries and especially letters reveal a friendship that allowed their mutual respect to influence Henry's work.