Woodrow Wilson bookplate, ca. 1917

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne

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Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, served in that office from 1913 to 1921. He promoted progressive reforms during his first term, and led the nation during World War I. He was instrumental in drawing up the Treaty of Versailles, and in promoting the League of Nations.

This bookplate, by prominent bookplate designer Carl S. Junge, shows Wilson seated at a desk with a cathedral in the background. The quotation reads: "Behind the clouds the sun is still shining. Out of the darkness unity must come."

Elizabeth Mast Hyatt gathered together a large number of bookplates during the 1920s and 1930s in honor of famous opera and concert singer Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921), who was born in Wayne. Hyatt was involved in the planning for a library, which was built in 1938 and dedicated in 1939 as the Cary Memorial Library. Her bookplate collection was subsequently added to the library collections.

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About This Item

  • Title: Woodrow Wilson bookplate, ca. 1917
  • Creator: Junge, Carl S.
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 14.38 cm x 9.24 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
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