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.
According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
… Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Crooked knife, Penobscot, 19th century Item 80751 infoAbbe Museum Crooked Knife Penobscot 19th…
… Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Crooked knife, Stockholm. c.1930 Item 19528 infoStockholm Historical Society Carving knives that they…