Schoolwork exercise, Portland, ca. 1790

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Thomas Janverin was 13 and a student in the South School in Portland when he made this colorful copy-work drawing.

Such work was frequently assigned in schools as it helped developed students' sense of design and hand skills.

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About This Item

  • Title: Schoolwork exercise, Portland, ca. 1790
  • Creator: Janverin, Thomas
  • Creation Date: circa 1790
  • Subject Date: circa 1790
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Watercolor on paper
  • Local Code: 1595*2
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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