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Celebrity's Picture: Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Portraits to Observe Historic Changes

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H. W. Longfellow of Cambridge, 1841

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H. W. Longfellow of Cambridge, 1841 / Bowdoin College Library

French silhouette artist M. August Edouart came to the United States in 1839 and stayed for ten years, cutting and collecting over 9,000 "double papers" of "distinguished Americans, statesmen, journalists, men of letters, and heads of families," keeping one for himself, giving the other to the sitter.

His profile shows a dapper Longfellow. (Quoted from unidentified journal clipping HWL Col., M112.5.1, b.4, f6)

See slide 1
<a href="http://www.hwlongfellow.org/pdf/Whitmore_lessonplan.pdf">See Scherenschnitte/Silhouette Lesson Plan</a>
<a href="http://wwar.com/masters/e/edouart-augustin.html">World Wide Art Resources: Augustin Edouart</a>


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