Walt Whitman, Pioneers

I’m reading a book about Abraham Lincoln and was reminded once again of this poem by Walt Whitman as Whitman was of that time. I think some weren’t too keen on it when Levi’s used some of this poem to sell jeans, but I thought it was great because it introduced a new audience to this work. As readings and videos of such and the like go, this is one of my favorites that I’ve returned to again and again.



1877, photo by Curtis W. Taylor of Broadbent and Taylor


Featured Image,
Walt Whitman,
photographer unknown,
listed as “possibly John Plumbe, Jr.”


The Walt Whitman Archive

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