Carte-de-visite photograph.

(LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH)

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Carte-de-visite photograph. A view of the poet seated in an ornate wooden chair, with his head turned to look at the viewer. He is wearing a dark jacket and bow tie, and is shown from the waist up. Purple decorative imprint on the reverse of Photographic Artists J. Gurney & Son, 707 Broadway, N.Y. Annotated "Poet Longfellow before the death of his wife" in ink in an unidentified contemporary hand on the verso [and further annotated in pencil "10 years since (1858)"]. Gilt ruled border. Lightly soiled and speckled, but in very good condition overall, with strong contrast. (Item ID: 12577)


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