People outside Wayside Inn, South Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1884-1890

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

Date Made

1884-1890

Subject Date

1884-1890

Creators

Van Norman, George H. 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Waltham 

Creator Notes

Photographed by George H. Van Norman, Waltham, Massachusetts.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.10215

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Toning (Photography)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 5.25 in

Width: 8.5 in

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