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

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Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

London publisher George Routledge sent his illustrator, Samuel Laurence, overseas to make a drawing for an engraving of Longfellow in 1854.

It took a week to complete the assignment, and the poet's family considered the lively picture the closest likeness ever taken.

<a href="http://www.hwlongfellow.org/pdf/Whitmore_lessonplan2.pdf">Now-and-Then Portraits lesson plan</a>


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