Craftsman holding tools, ca. 1860

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Craftsman holding tools, ca. 1860

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An unidentified architect or carpenter holds several symbols of his trade: a compass, hinged ruler, and a carpenter's square.

The house wright's group of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association was represented on a banner in 1841 with symbols such as a block plane, back saw, square, and compass.

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  • Title: Craftsman holding tools, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Ambrotype
  • Local Code: 2008.283.017
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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