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Joseph E. Hodgkins painted this banner with an image of two blacksmiths at work and the words, "Strike while the Iron is hot" above the image.
The other side of the banner reads, "To This are All Indebted," surrounding an image of a raised arm holding a hammer.
The banner, and 16 others representing various artisan groups of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, were created for a Triennial Festival in Portland in 1841. The skilled artisans carried the banners in a parade through downtown.
Hodgkins was a member of the Charitable Mechanic Association.
About This Item
- Title: Blacksmith banner, Portland, 1841
- Creator: Hodgkins, Joseph E.
- Creation Date: 1841
- Subject Date: 1841
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil on linen
- Dimensions: 102 cm x 103 cm
- Local Code: 2010.292.017
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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