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Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections
Date: circa 1830
Media: black and white photograph
Title: Engraving of James Sullivan
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Location: Trenton; Trenton
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.
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.