William Pitt Fessenden by Charles Akers, ca. 1865

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Description

Hollis-born sculptor Charles "Karl" Akers (1835-1906) produced this bas relief of William Pitt Fessenden in 1865.

Fessenden (1806-1869) was a lawyer who served in the Maine Legislature and Congress before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1854. He was a senator until 1869, except for a brief term as Lincoln's treasury secretary.

Akers lost his possessions and commissions in the Portland fire of 1866 and left Portland for Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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About This Item

  • Title: William Pitt Fessenden by Charles Akers, ca. 1865
  • Creator: Akers, Charles
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Plaster in frame
  • Local Code: 4337*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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