Instrument Makers' banner, Portland, 1841
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
A banner celebrates Mathematical Instrument Makers, Watch Makers, Gold & Silversmiths, Looking Glass Makers And Gilders who were part of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association.
The painted linen banner, carried in a parade in 1841 in Portland, features an hour glass surrounded by the words, "The true measure of Time is by Deeds and not by Centuries." On the other side is a frame enclosing the text, "We make no Unjust Reflections But Hold the Mirror up to nature."
The Charitable Mechanic Association formed in 1815 to support and promote the skills of a variety of artisans.
- Title: Instrument Makers' 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): 89 x 108
- Local Code: 2010.292.003
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Clock and watch makers--Labor unions
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, Me.)
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