Weathervane rooster, Scarborough, ca. 1820Item 26526 info
Maine Historical Society
Some of these items were made as school assignments – children made them to learn stitching, drawing, or painting.
Others were made as wedding gifts, to mark particular anniversaries, or as a gift to a friend.
Some are memorials to a deceased family member.
Aged from years of exposure to the changing Maine seasons, this rooster weathervane sat atop the Libby family barn in Scarborough.
James Osborne included it in the family record; it must have been an important feature on the farm.