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Title: Painting of a Caribou
Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society
Location: Saint Agatha
Media: oil painting
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
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Owner in 1924: Thomas Laughlin Company
Use: Paint Shop
Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf
Use: Garage, Paint Shop, Store, Machine Shop
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.
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.