Presentation on theme: "Walt Whitman House Virtual Tour Whitman House Visitors Center The visitors center is located adjacent to the Whitman house & is where visitors are given."— Presentation transcript:
Walt Whitman House Virtual Tour
Whitman House Visitors Center The visitors center is located adjacent to the Whitman house & is where visitors are given an introduction to Whitmans history of residence in Camden.
Inside The Visitors Center Inside the visitors center, as you will see, there are many works of art that relate to Whitman. This is a painting of Whitman on a boat.
Inside The Visitors Center Here we see a stone sculpture of Whitman along with an array of informational brochures.
How Whitmans Street Looked Then…
Choosing Camden It is thought that Whitman made the choice to move to Camden because he wanted to be in close proximity to his brother & because the city reminded him of the Long Island, NY of his youth.
Choosing Camden Whitman moved to Camden after suffering a stroke. Camden was ideal for the poet both because it was a bustling port of Philadelphia and a rapidly developing city.
Whitmans Living Room
The Living Room Here is Walts living room… The rocking chair you see actually belonged to Whitman. The poet actually always preferred to write in a rocking chair, instead of a desk!
The Living Room The painting above the fireplace is a portrait of a close friend of Whitmans. The statue in front of the fireplace is of president Grover Cleveland.
Can anyone guess what this is?
Carriage Step The carriage step was common to residences on Whitmans street at the time he lived on it. The step has been preserved because of historical significance, unlike the rest on the street.
The Bedroom Here you see the bed that Whitman slept in… You can also see the tub that Whitman used to clean himself once he was bedridden.
The Outhouse Although Whitmans house had hot running water before the White House, sewage technology was still developing.
Whitman House Questions Please take a minute to finish any of the questions that you have not yet answered on your question sheet.