This lovely antique portrait was manufactured by Ullman Mfg. Co., in New York in about 1898. It is a portrait of a young, captivating, Evangeline as she searches the countryside for her long lost love, Gabriel. Evangeline is the subject of Longfellow’s epic and most famous poem which was published in 1847. The poem has been celebrated over the years with tributes such as this one. The Ullman company was a leader in photomechanical prints in the early 1900's. They created a process of printing artworks that was popular and affordable for most people. These artworks were sometimes attached to glass (as this one is, but it is impossible to see the extra layer of glass.) This original print has been placed into a new frame which is 12 & 1/4 inches by 10 & ½ inches. The original double matted print is 6 & ½ by 4 & ½ inches. This picture is beautiful, sad, and enduring and tells the story of many, young lovers who have been separated .
Original 1898 Ullman "Evangeline" Portrait Tribute to Longfellow's Poem