Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Charles Osgood, 1840. First oil painting of Hawthorne; hangs in the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. According to Rita Gollin the portrait may have been commissioned by Hawthorne's uncle, Robert Manning(courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, Gift of Professor Richard C. Manning, Account #121459.
The Hawthorne in Salem Website was created and is being maintained by North Shore Community College with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Community College Humanities Association. The project is a collaboration with three Salem museums: The Peabody Essex Museum, The House of the Seven Gables Historic Site, and the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. The content for the Website was developed by the project director and faculty from colleges and high schools in the Boston area in consultation with Hawthorne scholars and historians. The site was designed and programmed by a multimedia design team made up of a professional Web designer and programmers. See Credits for a detailed listing of those involved in this three-year project.
The Hawthorne in Salem Website was made available to the public on September 1, 2002. Although the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities ended on May 31, 2003, North Shore Community College will maintain and update the site, adding content whenever possible.
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