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Category: People, Famous Maine People, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Item 11952

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letter to George S. Hillard, 1837

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1837-12-21 Location: Portland; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13228

Stephen Longfellow house, Gorham, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Gorham Media: Photographic print

Item 13294

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ca. 1842

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1846 Location: Cambridge Media: Lithograph, ink on paper


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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.


Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.


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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Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters

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