Whitman 200: Whitman Bicentennial Display

Thru August 15
Presented by: Library of Congress
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The exhibit retraces Whitman’s life, from his birthplace on Long Island, New York, his rise as an American poet, his life in Washington – including his intimate relationship with Peter Doyle, his care for Civil War soldiers and his admiration for Abraham Lincoln – his hands-on involvement with the design and publication of his poetry collection Leaves of Grass and pop culture references to Whitman and his legacy.

The Library exhibits poetry, images and ephemera from Whitman’s life in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Five cases display Whitman’s handwritten drafts, published poems, original letters, portraits and other rarely seen materials.

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