Keywords: still life
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1865
Media: Oil on board
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: oil painting
John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.