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A painting of a ship in full sail decorates the front of a banner created for the Ship Builders, Ship Joiners, Boat Builders, and Caulkers section of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association in Portland, a group intended to promote skilled crafts and craftsmen and to aid needy members and their families.
The reverse of the banner reads, "By Commerce We Live."
Banners representing 17 trades groups were created for a parade through Portland held Oct. 8, 1841.
About This Item
- Title: Ship Builders trade banner, Portland, 1841
- Creator: Capen Jr., William
- Creation Date: 1841
- Subject Date: 1841
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Oil on linen
- Dimensions: 91 cm x 109 cm
- Local Code: 2010.292.007
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Artisans--Labor unions
- Boatbuilding--Labor unions
- Charitable organizations--Maine
- Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, Me.)
- Sailing ships
- Shipbuilding--Labor unions
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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