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The Hatters, a section of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association of Portland, created a trade banner for an 1841 parade.
The linen banner features a hat and the words "We Crown the Sovereign People" on the front and "United in the Bands of Temperance we are Crowned with Honor" and an illustration of a beaver and a tree on the reverse.
William Capen Jr., a chair maker and later sign and banner painter who painted the banner, joined the Charitable Mechanic Association in 1826.
About This Item
- Title: Hatters' banner, Portland, ca. 1841
- Creator: Capen Jr., William
- Creation Date: 1841
- Subject Date: 1841
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Oil paint on linen
- Dimensions: 94 cm x 114 cm
- Local Code: 2010.292.012
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Artisans--Labor unions
- Charitable organizations--Maine
- Hatters--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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