Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA Photos

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow restored and lived in a house near the Harvard University campus where he was a professor while collecting and promoting American history. His family maintained this historic house for a century. The house was originally built by John Vassall (1759), and is notable because it served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The National Park Service now runs the Longfellow National Historic.

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Longfellow National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service, was built by John Vassall , served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War & preserved by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & his family for a century. Cambridge, MA.Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow-House, headquarters for Washington & American Revolutionary troops for the siege of Boston. Cambridge, MA.Garden at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Jupiter of Otricoli bust cast in plaster after original in Vatican in blue entry hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Longfellow National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service, was built by John Vassall (1759), served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War & preserved by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & his family for a century. Cambridge, MA.Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow-House, headquarters for Washington & American Revolutionary troops (July 1775 - April 1776) for the siege of Boston. Cambridge, MA.Garden at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Jupiter of Otricoli bust (1846) cast in plaster after original in Vatican in blue entry hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Clytie bust cast in plaster after original in British Museum in blue entry hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Sideboard in dining room with Appleton family portraits at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Silver pitcher & glass vase on dining room sideboard at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Clytie bust (1846) cast in plaster after original in British Museum in blue entry hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Sideboard in dining room with Appleton family portraits (2 by Gilbert Stuart) at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Silver pitcher & glass vase on dining room sideboard at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Maria Theresa Gold Appleton portrait by Gilbert Stuart at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Nathan Appleton portrait by Gilbert Stuart at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Green glass Germanic beakers on sidetable at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Maria Theresa Gold Appleton portrait (c1812) by Gilbert Stuart at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Nathan Appleton portrait (c1812) by Gilbert Stuart at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Green glass Germanic beakers on sidetable at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Dining room table at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dining room table setting at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Red lacquer Buddhist altar table in dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Portraits of Fanny & Mary Appleton flanking three Longfellow daughters at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Dining room table at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dining room table setting at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Red lacquer Buddhist altar table in dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Portraits of Fanny & Mary Appleton flanking three Longfellow daughters at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Fireplace in dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site where Martha Washington held sewing circles to mend soldiers' uniforms. Cambridge, MA.Parlor fireplace with oriental porcelain vases at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor as decorated in 1846 by Fanny Longfellow at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Fireplace in dining room at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site where Martha Washington held sewing circles to mend soldiers' uniforms. Cambridge, MA.Parlor fireplace with oriental porcelain vases at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor as decorated in 1846 by Fanny Longfellow at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Glass vase & bust of Fanny Appleton by Lorenzo Bartolini at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor settees with portrait of Grandchildren of Sir William Pepperell by Mather Brown at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor chandelier at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Fanny Appleton's writing desk in parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Glass vase & bust of Fanny Appleton (1836) by Lorenzo Bartolini at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor settees with portrait (1781-5) of Grandchildren of Sir William Pepperell by Mather Brown at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Parlor chandelier at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Fanny Appleton's writing desk in parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Chinese porcelain barrel seat at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.George & Martha Washington graphics by James Sharples at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Martha Washington portrait by James Sharples at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.George Washington portrait by James Sharples at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Chinese porcelain barrel seat at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.George & Martha Washington graphics by James Sharples at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Martha Washington portrait by James Sharples at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.George Washington portrait by James Sharples at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Staircase with spiral newel post & twisted rope balusters in main entrance hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Spiral newel post in main entrance hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dutch clock acquired by Longfellow & original stair landing window at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Copy of bust of George Washington by Jean Antoine Houdon after original in Mount Vernon at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Staircase with spiral newel post & twisted rope balusters in main entrance hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Spiral newel post in main entrance hall at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Dutch clock (18th C) acquired by Longfellow (1877) & original stair landing window (1759) at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Copy of bust (1785) of George Washington by Jean Antoine Houdon after original in Mount Vernon at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Study as it was at time of Longfellow's death at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Henry W. Longfellow portrait by Ernest Longfellow at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's study table with favorite books plus Samuel Taylor Coleridge's inkstand used to write "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's study with spreading chestnut tree armchair at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Study as it was at time of Longfellow's death at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Henry W. Longfellow portrait (1876) by Ernest Longfellow at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's study table with favorite books plus Samuel Taylor Coleridge's inkstand used to write "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's study with spreading chestnut tree armchair at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Armchair made from "spreading chestnut tree" of Longfellow's poem "The Village Blacksmith" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Study with Longfellow's book collection & bust of Shakespeare at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's New England mahogany & white pine standing desk with statue of Goethe at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Convex girandole English mirror at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Armchair (1879) made from "spreading chestnut tree" of Longfellow's poem "The Village Blacksmith" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Study with Longfellow's book collection & bust of Shakespeare at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's New England mahogany & white pine standing desk (1825-1835) with statue of Goethe at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Convex girandole English mirror (1820) at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Nathaniel Hawthorne portrait by Eastman Johnson at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Ralph Waldo Emerson portrait by Eastman Johnson at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Anti-slavery advocate Charles Sumner portrait by Eastman Johnson at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Library table with bronze Mercury at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Nathaniel Hawthorne portrait (1846) by Eastman Johnson at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Ralph Waldo Emerson portrait (1846) by Eastman Johnson at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Anti-slavery advocate Charles Sumner portrait (1846) by Eastman Johnson at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Library table with bronze Mercury at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Library with Japanese screen at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's bookcase with bust of Plato at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Marble bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Thomas Brock at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Chandelier originally a gasolier from Boston in library at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Library with Japanese screen at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Longfellow's bookcase with bust of Plato at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Marble bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1885) by Thomas Brock at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Chandelier (c1850) originally a gasolier from Boston in library at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.

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