For the rest of us, we'll settle for a little Whittier. With a middle name like Greenleaf, you have to know his heart was in the right place. Considered one of the American Fireside Poets—along with Longfellow, Bryant, Lowell and Holmes—John Greenleaf Whittier died on this date, 120 years ago today: 7 September 1892.
Highly regarded during his time and many years thereafter, Whittier was a Quaker and a passionate advocate of the abolition of slavery.
- Photo composition sent to me by my friend Wayne Mallinger.