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

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Henry W. Longfellow, ca. 1825

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Henry W. Longfellow, ca. 1825 / Bowdoin College Library

Cheney's print presented the poet as America's dignified, youthful rising star of poetry, as indeed he was. Another variation of the image omits the "halo" of shadow behind the head.


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