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Hatters' banner, Portland, ca. 1841

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

The Hatters, a section of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association of Portland, created a trade banner for an 1841 parade.

The linen banner features a hat and the words "We Crown the Sovereign People" on the front and "United in the Bands of Temperance we are Crowned with Honor" and an illustration of a beaver and a tree on the reverse.

William Capen Jr., a chair maker and later sign and banner painter who painted the banner, joined the Charitable Mechanic Association in 1826.

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  • Title: Hatters' banner, Portland, ca. 1841
  • Creator: Capen Jr., William
  • Creation Date: 1841
  • Subject Date: 1841
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil paint on linen
  • Dimensions (cm): 94 x 114
  • Local Code: 2010.292.012
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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