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Item 12035

Children's Gate, Longfellow Garden, Portland

Contributed by: Longfellow Garden Club Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Lantern slide

Item 100185

Longfellow Garden Club tree planting, Portland, 1957

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1957 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 11041

Longfellow Garden pamphlet, Portland, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1924 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper


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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.


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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