Nathaniel Hawthorne Portrait by Charles Osgood, 1841
Early 20th century postcard - with caption "Custom House connected with Hawthorns 'Scarlet Letter'"
Nathaniel Hawthorne immortalized the Salem Custom House in the introduction to his 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter.
#1: Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
#2: SAMA 001A-016