Samuel Freeman posthumous portrait, ca. 1887, 1795

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This 1887 oil on canvas portrait of Samuel Freeman (1743-1831), a prominent Portland figure, is attributed to artist E.W.H. Brainard. It was painted after an 18th century original by an unknown artist, dated 1795. Samuel Freeman, at age seventeen, was a founder of the first public library in Falmouth Neck (now Portland), served on the Committee of Correspondence during the Revolution, and was Portland's first postmaster.

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  • Title: Samuel Freeman posthumous portrait, ca. 1887, 1795
  • Creator: E. W. Brainard
  • Creation Date: 1887
  • Subject Date: 1795
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 75 cm x 63 cm
  • Local Code: A86-915
  • Object Type: Image

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