Harriet Cutter Needlework, Portland, ca. 1814

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Harriet Cutter Needlework, Portland, ca. 1814

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Harriet Cutter (1800-1863) made this embroidered silk picture, titled Lily and Rose while attending the Misses Martins' School in Portland, around 1814.

As the daughter of Levi Cutter (1774-1856), a prominent businessman, church deacon, and mayor of Portland from 1834 to 1840, Harriet had educational opportunities not readily available to girls in 1814.

The Misses Martins' School for girls taught general studies, artwork instruction, and social graces to over 500 boarding and day students from 1804-1829.

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About This Item

  • Title: Harriet Cutter Needlework, Portland, ca. 1814
  • Creator: Cutter, Harriet
  • Creation Date: circa 1814
  • Subject Date: circa 1814
  • Town: North Yarmouth , Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, ME
  • Media: Silk, cotton, wood, glass
  • Dimensions: 48.7 cm x 55 cm
  • Local Code: 2009.205
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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