The Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Massachusetts, circa 1885

Summary

An 1862 stay at the old Howe Tavern in Sudbury, Massachusetts inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popular poem, Tales of a Wayside Inn. The former stagecoach stop continued to operate as a boarding house but soon began to attract tourists. Literary fans and curious travelers arrived eager to experience what they called "Longfellow's Wayside Inn" for themselves.

An 1862 stay at the old Howe Tavern in Sudbury, Massachusetts inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popular poem, Tales of a Wayside Inn. The former stagecoach stop continued to operate as a boarding house but soon began to attract tourists. Literary fans and curious travelers arrived eager to experience what they called "Longfellow's Wayside Inn" for themselves.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1885

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.10202

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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