Portland photographer Dan D'Ippolito joined me at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House for a behind the scenes tour of the historical home where Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow wrote his first poems. The Congress Street home is now a museum and tours are available through the Maine Historical Society, but some areas are not accessible on these tours. Dan captured the space in a way that many aren't able to see.

While we were there we uncovered handprints in the plaster, mysterious scribblings from the famous poet, and the belongings of the Wadsworth-Longfellow family.