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Lesson Plan Slideshow - Daily Life in 1820

Created by Brittany Cook, MHS Bicentennial Fellow

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Headstone, 1806, Priscilla Slater, Portland, 1965

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Headstone, 1806, Priscilla Slater, Portland, 1965 / Maine Historical Society

This photograph shows the detail on the headstone of Priscilla Slater, who died in 1806 and is buried in Eastern Cemetery in Portland.

The anchor is a symbol of hope, or was sometimes used on mariner's graves. A woman's figure usually represents sorrow. Flowers are signs of immortality.

The stone was carved in the shop of Bartlett Adams by Alpheus Cary.


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