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This color printed postcard features an illustration of a landscape of two story yellow house with green shutters and a landscaped yard. Four white columns are on the front of the house. Printed text and a calendar print of the month of November 1912 is on the right side of the card. Printed text and handwriting are on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
La Crosse (Kan.), Rush County (Kan.), Jewelry, Advertisements, Eyeglasses, Landscapes, Calendars--1910-1920
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Holmes, Cecelia, "Postcard: Craigie House, Home of Longfellow" (1911). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 746.
"Who first comes to this world below With drear November's fog and snow, Should prize the topaz' amber hue - Emblem of friendship and lovers true." - There is Thanksgiving all the year 'round in the home that is supplied with silver, china or glassware form our store. - KENNEDY'S Artistic Jewelry, Optical Work Cut Glass, Art China, Etc. La Crosse, Kansas. November 1912 calendar Craigie House, Home of Longfellow "What tranquil joy his friendly presence gives! How could I think him dead? He lives! He lives!" - Holmes. CRAIGIE HOUSE, located in Cambridge, and the home of the Longfellows since 1843, is one of the best known mansions in New England, as well as one of the purest examples of Colonial architecture. It is supposed to have been built in 1759 by Col. John Vassall. It was Washington's headquarters during the siege of Boston. In 1792 the house was bought by Andrew Craigie, who had been Apothecary-General of the Northern Division of the Revolutionary Army. He died a poor man, and his wife found it necessary to let rooms in the old mansion. It was as a roomer that Longfellow first came to the old mansion, in 1837. Six years later he purchased the property. A Series of Twelve Little Journeys to the Birth-places and Homes of Famous Americans. Cecelia Holmes Rush Center, Kans.