Robert J. Hamershlag bookplate, 1929

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne


Artist Rockwell Kent spent five years, 1905-1910, on Monhegan Island painting the landscape. He also designed bookplates in his modernist style. The Latin quotation reads: "Ut studiis se literarum a mortalitate vindicet," translated as "See through literature the deliverance from mortality."

The bookplate is contained in the collection compiled over several decades by Elizabeth Hyatt in honor of Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921), world-famous opera and concert singer, who was born in Wayne. The Cary Memorial Library in Wayne was dedicated in 1939, and named in honor of the singer.

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About This Item

  • Title: Robert J. Hamershlag bookplate, 1929
  • Creator: Kent, Rockwell
  • Creation Date: 1929
  • Subject Date: 1929
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 8.79 cm x 6.23 cm
  • Local Code: B (box)
  • Collection: Bookplate collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Cary Memorial Library in Wayne
17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, ME 04284
(207) 685-3612

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