Contributed by Maine Historical Society
William King created this silhouette of John Holmes (1773-1843), a noted lawyer and U.S. Senator. Holmes was active from 1815-1820 in efforts to separate Maine from Massachusetts.
Cut silk tracings of a person's silhouette were a way to remember loved ones, since the technology to create photographs was not available until the 1840s.
About This Item
- Title: John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1823
- Creator: King, William
- Creation Date: circa 1823
- Subject Date: circa 1823
- Town: Alfred
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Cut paper and silk
- Dimensions: 12.3 cm x 9.1 cm
- Local Code: 157*
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Holmes, John, 1773-1843--Silhouettes
- Legislators--United States
- Statehood (American politics)
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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