'Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows' banner, Portland, 1841

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'Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows' banner, Portland, 1841

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One of 17 painted linen banners created by the painters group of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association for a parade in Portland on Oct. 8, 1841. The organization of skilled craftsmen promoted the mechanic arts and supported needy members and their families.

The two-sided banner reads, "Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows" on the front and "Painters, Glaziers and Brush Makers" on the reverse.

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows' banner, Portland, 1841
  • Creator: William Capen, Jr.
  • Creation Date: 1841
  • Subject Date: 1841
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Oil on linen
  • Dimensions: 88.9 cm x 101.6 cm
  • Local Code: 2010.292.009
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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