Contributed by Maine Historical Society
James Phinney Baxter (1831-1921) was mayor of Portland for six terms between 1893 and 1905.
Baxter, who began the Baxter Canning Co., was a founder of the Portland Society of Art, the Portland Public Library, and served as president of the Maine Historical Society from 1890-1921.
Artist Frederic Vinton, a native of Bangor, painted Baxter's portrait in 1883. Later, Baxter commissioned Joseph B. Kahill (1882-1957) to copy the Vinton portrait. This portrait was painted in 1908.
The back of the canvas says "Portrait of Hon./James P. Baxter 1883". A label/tag on the front of the frame says "James Phinney Baxter,/Portand, Maine./1831 - 1921/President of Maine historical Society/1890-1921/President to the Society by/Percival P. Baxter, Governr of Maine."
About This Item
- Title: James Phinney Baxter, Portland, 1908
- Creator: Kahill, Joseph B.
- Creation Date: 1908
- Subject Date: 1883
- Town: Gorham, Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil
- Local Code: A86-991
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Baxter Memorial Library (Me.)--Benefactors
- Library benefactors--Maine
- Maine Historical Society--Presidents
- Baxter, James Phinney, 1831-1921--Portraits
- Portland Public Library (Me.)--Benefactors
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