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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Decorative arts

Historical Items

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Item 11829

Ammi Greely, ca. 1810

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1810 Location: Yarmouth Media: Ink on paper

Item 16857

Persis Sibley theorem fan, 1832

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1832 Media: Watercolor on paper

Item 16858

Persis Sibley theorem painting, 1831

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1831 Location: Hallowell Media: Watercolor on paper

Exhibits

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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

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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.

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?