- Item 100183 - "Rainy Day" desk, Wadsworth-Longfellow house, Portland, ca. 1920
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 100183
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The text on the front of the postcard reads: "Copr. Maine Historical Society" on top and, below the image, "13845 The Den, Longfellow's Home, Portland, ME, Showing the Rainy Day Desk."Show Details
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who grew up in the Wadsworth-Longfellow house on Congress Street in Portland, wrote his poem, "The Rainy Day," in the house in 1841. The poem refers to a "mouldering vine." A piece of the vine is shown hanging on the wall in the house.