Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Hollis-born sculptor Charles "Karl" Akers (1835-1906) produced this bas relief of William Pitt Fessenden in 1865.
Fessenden (1806-1869) was a lawyer who served in the Maine Legislature and Congress before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1854. He was a senator until 1869, except for a brief term as Lincoln's treasury secretary.
Akers lost his possessions and commissions in the Portland fire of 1866 and left Portland for Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About This Item
- Title: William Pitt Fessenden by Charles Akers, ca. 1865
- Creator: Akers, Charles
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: 1865
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Plaster in frame
- Local Code: 4337*
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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