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

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Portrait of Papa, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Portrait of Papa, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

The second Longfellow son, Ernest, grew up to become an unremarkable professional artist, considered rather stuffy and unconventional.

Three large oil portraits of his aged father executed in the 1870s comprise his best-remembered work, but Papa was already a subject for his pencil at age seven.

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