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A banner celebrates Mathematical Instrument Makers, Watch Makers, Gold & Silversmiths, Looking Glass Makers And Gilders who were part of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association.
The painted linen banner, carried in a parade in 1841 in Portland, features an hour glass surrounded by the words, "The true measure of Time is by Deeds and not by Centuries." On the other side is a frame enclosing the text, "We make no Unjust Reflections But Hold the Mirror up to nature."
The Charitable Mechanic Association formed in 1815 to support and promote the skills of a variety of artisans.
About This Item
- Title: Instrument Makers' banner, Portland, 1841
- Creator: William Capen Jr.
- Creation Date: 1841
- Subject Date: 1841
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Oil on linen
- Dimensions: 89 cm x 108 cm
- Local Code: 2010.292.003
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Artisans--Labor unions
- Charitable organizations--Maine
- Clock and watch makers--Labor unions
- Goldsmiths--Labor unions
- Instrument manufacture
- Jewelers--Labor unions
- Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (Portland, Me.)
- Mathematical instruments
- Silversmiths--Labor unions
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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