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Folk Art in Maine: Introduction

Libby Family Register, 1830

Libby Family Register, 1830

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Maine Historical Society

These deeply personal pieces were made for the family with the intimate care and intent reserved for a friend, teacher or loved one.

They were displayed in the home and became part of the family record.

Samuel and Lydia Libby raised their five children on the family homestead in Scarborough, which was built by his great-grandfather, John Jones, sometime in the 1600s.

Samuel was a skilled farmer and active in town affairs.

This register shows the family together – mother, father and five children. In the background is a memorial to an unnamed son who died at birth.


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