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Longfellow's Three Daughters
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Description

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. This painting was engraved and widely distributed as an illustration for Longfellow's poem "The Children's Hour." Because of the awkward composition, a rumor circulated that Annie was born without arms.

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