Card painted by Persis Sibley, ca. 1831

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Card painted by Persis Sibley, ca. 1831

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Persis Sibley, 19, painted this theorem card. Sibley, who grew up in Freedom, taught school and had many intellectual interests. She married Charles Andrews, an Augusta lawyer, when she was 28.

Theorem painting, which was popular in the early nineteenth century, used a variety of stencils for each painting which allowed the painter to create vivid pictures.

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  • Title: Card painted by Persis Sibley, ca. 1831
  • Creator: Black, Persis Sibley Andrews
  • Creation Date: circa 1831
  • Subject Date: circa 1831
  • Town: Freedom
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 3.5 cm
  • Local Code: 271* v-7
  • Object Type: Image

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