Lot of 27, including 26 photos of various sizes and subjects and 1 ALS by Alice M. Longfellow, daughter of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longsworth.
Nineteenth and twentieth century personalities represented in this assorted lot of albumen photographs, CDVs, cabinet cards, and one stereoview: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow/Longfellow House-Washington Headquarters National Historic Site; the Longfellow daughters; Mark Twain; Massachusetts Gov. John Andrew; English-born actress, Julia Marlowe (photo with clipped signature); Statesman and historian George Bancroft by Brady; William Gladstone (plus William Gladstone engraved portrait and signed note); Walt Whitman; Bayard Taylor; Sir David Brewster; historian William H. Prescott; Fitz-Greene Halleck; Gordon Seagrave; literary critic, Van Wyck Brooks; and more.
Longfellow, Alice M. (1850-1928). ALS, 4pp, 4.25 x 5.75 in., "Cambridge, July 19 ." Addressed to "Mr. Thoring." The letter tells Thoring that Alice and the family do not endorse the idea of a separate house museum memorial for their father other than the one already at his boyhood home in Portland, ME. Letter is accompanied by two CDVS, both prints from illustration, featuring the portrait of Longfellow's children by Thomas B. Read.
Some photos with adhesive remnants on verso. Most with expected toning and soil.
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