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Item 47794

Carpenter holding a square, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Media: Daguerreotype

Item 48887

Societe des Artisans Canadiens-Francais, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: silk

Item 47793

Glazier, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Tintype


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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… the Bar Harbor encampments, Wabanaki birch bark artisans developed new forms and decorative styles to appeal to buyers.

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Historic Hallowell - In the Beginning - Raw Materials - Quarrying

… cut from Hallowell granite and sculpted by her artisans Hallowell viewed from Chelsea, Hallowell Chelsea Bridge, ca.

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

… byHubbard Free Library 250 men worked at both the quarry and the granite yard. Learn more about these hard, working talented artisans.