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Sketch of Androscoggin River, ca. 1830

Contributed by Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

A sketch of the Androscoggin River Great Falls between Auburn and Lewiston, done in about 1830 by Josiah Spooner Swift (1813-1883), a resident of Farmington.

Swift was a Freewill Baptist minister, an amateur artist, and publisher.

He established and published The Franklin Register (later the Chronicle). He was a successful orchardist and nurseryman, contributing articles on fruit culture to a variety of periodicals.

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  • Title: Sketch of Androscoggin River, ca. 1830
  • Creator: Swift, Josiah Spooner
  • Creation Date: circa 1830
  • Subject Date: circa 1830
  • Local Name: Great Falls
  • Town: Lewiston
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Watercolor
  • Local Code: MC010, Josiah Spooner Swift papers, Sketchbook
  • Collection: Josiah Spooner Swift papers
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240-6018
(207) 786-6354
http://abacus.bates.edu/muskie-archives/

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Rivers--Maine
Androscoggin River (Me.)
Paintings

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