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Textiles, Clothing and Domestic Items - Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
samples of textiles from the Lowell mills, used for Longfellow children's clothing. 1845-1850 Fanny Longfellow's father, Nathan Appleton, was one of the founders of the Lowell texile mills, and a pioneer in American textile manufacturing. Fanny preserved samples of fabrics from the Lowell mills that were used to make her children's clothing as well as other textile samples.