Wednesday, 18 July 2018

418) Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 – 1886). American poet. With the possible exception of Walt Whitman, Dickinson is now recognized as the most important American poet of the 19th century.

- "'Because people see that black-and-white photograph, it's always amazing to them that she had red hair - a beautiful shade of red. It's auburn, not carrot red, but auburn." http://www.paulvermeersch.ca/…/emily-dickinson-was-redhead.…

- "For the film, the team asked artist Elizabeth Pols, of Belchertown, to paint a version of the photo that would show a more mature Dickinson, with the red hair mentioned in letters." http://www.masslive.com/…/emily_dickinson_documentary_to.ht…

- "But the picture is misleading for another reason: color. Emily Dickinson's hair was auburn, and apparently earlier on it was downright red. Amherst College owns a lock of her hair..." http://loosesignatures.blogspot.it/…/cool-thing-2-emily-dic…

- "Emily Dickinson stood about five feet four inches tall and was of slender to medium build. She had fine, wavy chestnut-red hair..." https://books.google.it/books…

Here you can read about Dickinson's hair. 


Dickinson's lock of hair held at Amherst College's Robert Frost Library

Emily on the left, ca. 1840. From the Dickinson Room at Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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