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Cabinet makers' trade banner, Portland, 1841

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The Cabinet Makers, Chair Makers, Organ Builders, Piano Forte Makers, Turners, and Plane Makers group that was part of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association of Portland advertised itself in a parade on Oct. 8, 1841 with a banner with a painted wreath of roses and the words, "Our Cabinet, although composed of different materials is too strongly Cemented to be easily Separated."

The reverse reads, "Our Chords of earthly Harmony lead to the regions of the Golden Harp."

Seventeen groups of skilled artisans created hand-painted banners that were part of the parade.

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