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Adelaide Pearson with violin, 1894

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Adelaide Pearson with violin, 1894

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This is a studio picture of a young Adelaide Pearson holding her violin. This picture was taken in August 1894.
Adelaide Pearson was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1874 and died in 1960. She was the founder of Rowantrees Pottery in Blue Hill, in 1934, long time social worker and a generous benefactress and patron to the arts in Blue Hill.

She was a classically trained musician as a young woman, travelled around the world every year of her life beginning at age 17, and having inherited a house from her maternal grandfather brought to Blue Hill a great cultural influence which extended to many people over the course of many years.

The Blue Hill library attributes its establishment to her determination. Numerous craftspeople and artists have also been affected by her contributions which include not only financial gifts in the form of college tuition and the like, but also free art classes to residents of Hancock County, and many other resources which, not the least, were the jobs created by Rowantrees Pottery which at one time numbered 30 full time positions.


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  • Title: Adelaide Pearson with violin, 1894
  • Creator: Partridge Studios
  • Creation Date: 1894
  • Subject Date: 1894
  • Town: Blue Hill, Brookline
  • County: Hancock
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 10 cm
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.
44 Miles Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614
(207) 374-2459
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LC Subject Headings

Musicians--Massachusetts--Brookline
Violins

People

Pearson, Adelaide

Other Keywords

classical
pottery
rowantrees
violin

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