Maine Centennial Celebration Scrapbook
Messmore and Damon, Inc.
Call number of Original
974.1 M225c-s Me.Coll. Archives
Format of Original
pencil and watercolor on card stock
Size of Original
28" x 18 1/2"
Joseph A. Damon, artist
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
This float shows the Portland-born poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, sitting in a chair. At the back of the float are life-sized books bearing the titles of two of his famous works, "The Children's Hour" and "The Village Blacksmith." Several children walk out of "The Children's Hour" and head towards the poet, while a blacksmith stands at the entrance to the second book.
Parade floats, Maine -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Damon, Joseph A., "Painted Sketch for "Longfellow" Parade Float" (1920). Maine Centennial Parade Floats 1920. 6.