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Postcard of Wayside, Concord, MA

Hawthorne moved to this former home of the Alcotts with his family in 1852. This is the only home that Hawthorne ever owned. When Hawthorne received his appointment as consul in Liverpool in 1853, he and his family left the Wayside. After Hawthorne's appointment ended in 1857, he and his family spent time in France and Italy and then returned to The Wayside in 1860.
(special thanks to David McClure)
citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/image.php?name=MMD1901