Bangor Public Library bookplate, 1929

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne


This bookplate for the Bangor Public Library Stodder Fund shows a view of Mount Katahdin, with a background of white pine branches and cones, the state tree and flower. Prominent illustrator Elisha Brown Bird (1868-1943), who was president for many years of the American Society of Bookplate Designers and Collectors, created the bookplate.

Bird carried on a correspondence with Elizabeth Mast Hyatt, summer resident of Wayne, as she was compiling an extensive collection of bookplates in honor of the famous opera singer Annie Louise Cary, who was born in Wayne in 1841. In one of his letters to Hyatt, Bird mentioned his ties to Maine, writing, "for many years Bailey Island in Casco Bay has been my vacation spot and I truly love it."

The bookplate collection is included in the holdings of the Cary Memorial Library in Wayne, which was dedicated in 1939 as a memorial to the famous singer, who retained ties to the town throughout her life.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bangor Public Library bookplate, 1929
  • Creator: Bird, Elisha Brown
  • Creation Date: 1929
  • Subject Date: 1929
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 4.6 cm x 3.2 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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