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Weighing Thanksgiving gifts, No. 2 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass., ca. 1915

GC001.USMA.Salem.391 (RS83708)

Description

Butter and sugar were weighed the day before Thanksgiving to give to poor families in the town. Beam scales were used by laying a window bar across the backs of Windsor chairs. The artist drew the image under the direction of Mr. John Robinson who remembered it from his youth. The painting was half done from a photograph of the original sketch done for "Old time New England," January, 1923.

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Details

Collection Name
Original art collection
Collection Code
GC001
Dates
ca. 1915
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 painting : black-and-white
Dimensions
5-1.2"x 9 1/4" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 1414
Old ID: 1436.00
GUSN
165459
Reference Code
GC001.USMA.Salem.391

Historical/Biographical Note

Signed by the artist, L.J. Bridgman.

Record details

Originator
Bridgman, L. J. (Lewis Jesse), 1857-1931 (artist)
Other People
Robinson, John
Descriptive Terms
chairs (furniture forms)
dwellings
holidays
houses
interior views
scales (weighing devices)
Material Type
paintings (visual works)
watercolors (paintings)
Subjects
Chestnut Street (Salem, Mass.)
Places
Salem, Mass.
Notes
Signed by the artist.
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-G-401-ORAS06
Publications Referencing This Collection
// See also ORS7-449..
Physical Access Restrictions
Mat stained.

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