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Portrait painting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's first wife, Mary Storer Potter Longfellow. Item # 4115 on Maine Memory Network

A portrait painting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ca. 1829 when he had just started teaching at Bowdoin College. Item # 4119 on Maine Memory Network

Portrait of Mary Merrill Thompson, ca. 1850. This may be Mary's wedding portrait. Apparently "Great Aunt Mary" was a formidable woman. Coming face-to-face with a bear in the woods while holding her newborn child, family legend holds that "the bear took one look at Mary and scampered away into the forest." Item # 11847 on Maine Memory Network

Mary Ham had her portrait painted by an unidentified artist in 1852. Her husband, John, also was painted at the same time. Item # 26529 on Maine Memory Network

A portrait of John Ham, part of a pair painted by an unidentified artist of Ham and his wife, Mary, in 1852. Item # 26528 on Maine Memory Network

Stephen Longfellow IV, Washington, D.C., 1824. Charles Bird King painted the portrait of Stephen Longfellow IV (1776-1849)in 1824 in Washington, D.C.. Longfellow, the father of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was serving in Congress at the time. Item # 4116 on Maine Memory Network

Oil painting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Thomas Buchanan Read, 1859. Item # 16468 on Maine Memory Network

Longfellow's Three Daughters. Triple portrait showing Longfellow's three daughters: Annie Allegra aged about 4 to the right front; Edith aged about 6 to the left, and Alice Mary aged about 9 to the right rear. Item # 15475 on Maine Memory Network