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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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Freeman, Samuel (1743-1831)--Portraits
- Postal service employees--Maine--Portland
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1781--Committees of Correspondence
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