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Henry W. Longfellow

Henry W. Longfellow Entertainment Busy Beaver Button Museum
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HENRY W. LONGFELLOW, AMERICAN POET
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Originally a white background (now the celluloid has turned yellow) with black text and a very detailed illustration of a white-haired and bearded Henry W. Longfellow. 

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American Pepsin Gum Co., Button made by The Whitehead and Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. Patent July 17, '94, Apr 14, '96, July 21, 1896

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Part of a series that celebrated poets, these were given out by Pepsin Gum with purchases.

Born in 1807, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and translator. He was one of the so-called Fireside Poets, a small group of American poets who rivaled their British counterparts and earned their name due to their popularity as many people read their works next to their fireplaces. One of his most famous works is "The Song of Hiawatha," an epic poem written in 1855. 

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AD0702
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