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Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

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Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

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Leila Usher (1859-1955), the daughter of Rebecca Usher's only brother, Isaac, grew up in Wisconsin and became a recognized sculptor. She did this bust of her aunt.

Leila Usher's work won awards at the Atlanta Exposition in 1895 and the Pan-Pacific Exposition in 1915. Among her subjects for busts were Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, and John Wesley Powell.

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  • Title: Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885
  • Creator: Usher, Leila
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Media: Black and white photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12 x 10
  • Local Code: Coll. 9 Box 1/13
  • Collection: Rebecca Usher
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822
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