Bronze medal from 1854 Exhibition, Portland, 1854

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Bronze medal from 1854 Exhibition, Portland, 1854

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Boyd & Hanson, riggers, were awarded this bronze medal by the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association for the best "gang of rigging" at the exhibition of 1854. Rigging comprises the system of ropes, cables, and chains, which support a sailing ship or sail boat's masts.

The MCMA held Maine's first "exhibitions and fairs" of arts and crafts in 1826, 1838, 1854, and 1859. This was loaned to Mechanics' Hall by Theodore Sawyer.

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  • Title: Bronze medal from 1854 Exhibition, Portland, 1854
  • Creator: Maine Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Creation Date: 1854
  • Subject Date: 1854
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Bronze medal
  • Dimensions: 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Mechanics' Hall
519 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

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