Keywords: Mechanical drawing
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.
… beast where every convenience both natural and mechanical were combined." When he was a teenager, Martin worked for Hopkins on his farm and in his…
… he wrote, "During this summer I became a quite a mechanic I made me a cart with hub and spoke wheels and the idea started from an instance of a…