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Shaylor drawing for teaching illustration, 1876

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Shaylor drawing for teaching illustration, 1876

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This Horace W. Shaylor drawing is of two birds watching over three eggs in a nest. The drawing is one of a series of copies used as practice tools for studying illustration.

Shaylor (1845-1923), a native of Ohio, moved to Portland in 1861 and began teaching in a business school. He developed a system of handwriting. He was also a talented artist.

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  • Title: Shaylor drawing for teaching illustration, 1876
  • Creator: Shaylor, Horace W.
  • Creation Date: 1876
  • Subject Date: 1876
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.6 cm x 21.6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2538, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Shaylor family collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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Shaylor, Horace W.

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