Pilgrims and the Mayflower Society

Longfellow tea set cup, ca. 1900

Longfellow tea set cup, ca. 1900
Item 102759   info
Maine Historical Society

Maine poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "The Courtship of Miles Standish" in 1858. The poem sentimentalizes the early days of the Plimouth settlement and the love triangle between Miles Standish, Priscilla Mullens, and John Alden.

This cup is part of a larger tea set commemorating Longfellow’s romantic poems, and features a picture of the Pilgrims landing in Plimouth, with the inscription, “Pilgrim exiles”.

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