• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Highlights from the Museum Collections

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An archive of objects from the museum collections at Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site that have been previously featured on the site's "Object of the Month" web site.

French Cartoon

October 29, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A hand colored lithograph from French caricaturist J.J. Grandville's 1829 work Les Métamorphoses du Jour.

 

Fire Starter

September 30, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A brass fire starter and fuel pot made by the Cape Cod Shop.

 

Chinese Bronze Jar

August 27, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A Chinese bronze jar acquired by Charles A. Longfellow during a trip to China.

 

Wedding Anniversary Mirror

August 05, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A mirror given by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to his wife Frances on their fourth wedding anniversary in 1847.

 

Door Knocker

June 30, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A brass door knocker in the shape of a Hircocervus, or "Trusty Servant".

 

Longfellow House Stationery Box

May 30, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A stationery box in the shape of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Cambridge home.

 

Central Mining Company Currency

April 28, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

Privately issued currency from the Central Mining Company of Michigan.

 

Mourning Ribbon

March 31, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A mourning ribbon from Senator Charles Sumner's funeral, worn by Henry W. Longfellow.

 

Civil War Medal

February 28, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A commemorative Civil War medal belonging to Nathan Appleton, Jr.

 

Parian Jar

February 03, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A parian jar given to Henry W. Longfellow by British literary critic S.C. Hall.

 

Red Pipestone Pipe

November 27, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

A Native American red stone pipe given to Henry W. Longfellow.

 

Silver Letter Opener

November 01, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

A silver letter opener owned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

 

Pocket Watch

August 30, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

A Longfellow family pocket watch.

 

Neapolitan Mandolin

August 02, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

An eighteenth century mandolin made in Naples, Italy by lutier Donatus Filano.

 

Silver Christening Cup

July 02, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

Charles Appleton Longfellow's sterling silver christening cup.

 

Agate Tazza

June 03, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

An agate tazza owned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

 

The Iron Pen

May 01, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

A pen made of gold, iron, wood and semiprecious stones given to Longfellow in 1879.

 

Grueby Tile

March 01, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

Arts and Crafts style ceramic tile.

 

Poison Ring

February 01, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

A hollow ring from the first half of the nineteenth century.

 

English Longfellow Memorial Association Book

January 01, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

Book of letters from supporters of the English Longfellow Memorial Association.

 

Polynesian Paddle

December 01, 2012 Posted by: David Daly

A ceremonial Polynesian paddle.

 

Beetle

November 01, 2012 Posted by: David Daly

An iridescent beetle from Southeast Asia.

 

Gemel Bottle

October 01, 2012 Posted by: David Daly

A red glass gemel bottle.

 

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