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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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, Me.)
- Masts and rigging
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519 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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