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One of 17 painted linen banners created by the painters group of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association for a parade in Portland on Oct. 8, 1841. The organization of skilled craftsmen promoted the mechanic arts and supported needy members and their families.
The two-sided banner reads, "Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows" on the front and "Painters, Glaziers and Brush Makers" on the reverse.
About This Item
- Title: 'Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows' banner, Portland, 1841
- Creator: Capen, Jr., William
- Creation Date: 1841
- Subject Date: 1841
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil on linen
- Dimensions: 88.9 cm x 101.6 cm
- Local Code: 2010.292.009
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Artisans--Labor unions
- Charitable organizations--Maine
- Glaziers--Labor unions
- House painters--Labor unions
- Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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