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The Printers group of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association represented their trade with illustrations of four men at a printing press and a Tuttle's patent press and the words "Fulcrum for Archimedes' Lever."
Archimedes is quoted as saying if he had a place to stand, he would move the earth, a quote that often accompanies an image of him pushing on the end of a lever that has the globe on the other end.
The other side of the painted linen banner has the words "The Tyrants's Foe: the People's Friend" surrounding two illustrations of printing presses."
The group participated in a parade on Oct. 8, 1841 in Portland with 16 other artisan groups of the Charitable Mechanic Association, a group that supported and promoted skilled artisans.
Arthur Shirley and Samuel Colesworthy, Charitable Mechanic members, painted the banner.
About This Item
- Title: Printers' banner, Portland, 1841
- Creator: Shirley and Colesworthy
- Creation Date: 1841
- Subject Date: 1841
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Oil on linen
- Dimensions: 104 cm x 109 cm
- Local Code: 2010.292.015
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Artisans--Labor unions
- Charitable organizations--Maine
- Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, Me.)
- Printers--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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