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

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Franquinet, 1839

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Franquinet, 1839 / NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Franquinet drew two more rather less flattering sketches of Longfellow, working either from the image drawn from life or from memory.

Printers redrew variations of the three to publicize the up-and-coming American poet in magazines, newspaper clippings, and books.

The Craigie House archive owns Franquinet's not-from-life pair of portraits; Bowdoin Library, Maine Historical Society, and Craigie House own several copies of the derived prints.


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