Boot and Shoe Makers trade banner, Portland, 1841
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
A banner painted for the Boot and Shoe Makers group of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association in 1841 features facing boots with the text, "He that will not pay the Shoe-Maker is not worthy of a Sole."
The reverse side reads, "Sons of Crispin, Sherman, Pendrill, Lee Gifford, Bloomfield, and a host of their Craft have laboured with their [illustration of an awl] to mend the Soles and improve the Understandings of mankind."
The banner was one of 17 created for a Triennial Festival Parade in Portland Oct. 8, 1841 to promote civic pride and to promote the skilled artisans who belonged to the Charitable Mechanic group.
- Title: Boot and Shoe Makers trade banner, Portland, 1841
- Creator: Capen Jr., William
- Creation Date: 1841
- Subject Date: 1841
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil on linen
- Dimensions (cm): 94 x 113
- Local Code: 2010.292.013
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, Me.)
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