Keywords: Wood Carving
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Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1875
Location: New Sweden
Contributed by: Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.
Date: circa 1800
Location: Blue Hill
According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.
For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
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Fisher created the images by carving them (reversed) into wood blocks and then printing them.
Jonathan Fisher carved the wood blocks, inked and printed by hand an image of each of the 142 creatures named in the Bible.
Savage in 1959. The hand carving of the lettering panels was crafted by Savage and the carving of each pictorial panel was executed by Savage's…