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Painting of Old Gaol, 1888

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Painting of Old Gaol, 1888

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This painting offers an uphill perspective of the Old York Gaol from the old burying ground or Lindsay Road side. The present building, depicted in this image, was constructed in 1719 to serve the province of Maine. After statehood in 1820 it was used as a county and then local jail. It opened to the public as a museum in 1900 and continues to be managed by the Museums of Old York, as of 2013.

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  • Title: Painting of Old Gaol, 1888
  • Creator: Woodbury, Charles H.
  • Creation Date: 1888
  • Subject Date: 1888
  • Town: York
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions (cm): 28.500 x 38.500 x 2.100
  • Local Code: 1964.9
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Museums of Old York
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 363-4974

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