Lottery sign, Portland, ca. 1820

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Lottery sign, Portland, ca. 1820

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Description

A lottery sign, made by an unidentified artist, belonged to Major William Francis who operated a lottery business on Union Street in Portland from about 1810 to 1830. He advertised his location as "Fortune's temple."

Lotteries were a common way to raise money for private efforts to build bridges, canals and roadways.

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About This Item

  • Title: Lottery sign, Portland, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Paint and wood
  • Local Code: A86-849
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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