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.
Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.
The Scrap & Sketch Book includes some history, but it focuses primarily on events that were taking place between June 1864 and August 1866.
… Bangor area in a series of journals and scrap and sketch books. On page 105 of the "Scrap & Sketch Book" he began in 1864, Martin wrote, "Another…