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Walter M. Aikman bookplate, 1914

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne

This bookplate is part of a collection assembled by Elizabeth Mast Hyatt in the 1920s and 1930s to honor famed opera and concert singer Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921), who was born in Wayne. A library was built in the town in 1938 and named the Cary Memorial Library. Hyatt later donated the bookplate collection to the library.

Walter M. Aikman was a noted artist and bookplate designer, who created a bookplate for Hyatt herself in 1912. This design for Aikman's own bookplate shows a landscape with a pond, swan and human figure surrounded by an elaborate frame. The Latin inscription "Sub Robore Virtus" translates as "Virtue Under Strength."

Other Information


  • Title: Walter M. Aikman bookplate, 1914
  • Creator: Aikman, Walter M.
  • Creation Date: 1914
  • Subject Date: 1914
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 9.6
  • Local Code: B (Box)
  • Collection: Bookplate collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Cary Memorial Library in Wayne
17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, ME 04284
(207) 685-3612
http://www.cary-memorial.lib.me.us

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