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Contributed by: Town of Topsham
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Media: Metal, glass
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.
Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.
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Its placement makes it appear to be a grandfather clock and every portion of it was hand made by Jonathan Fisher.
The town clock is in the vestry of the church and was a gift from Isaac Burton. The clock first struck on Nov.
The bell was donated by Washington Libby, Esq. of Chicago, Illinois. The clock was donated after 1910 by Cora A. Worthley.