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

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1915

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-G-401-ORAS06

GUSN

GUSN-165459

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior views
houses
dwellings
scales (weighing devices)
chairs (furniture forms)
holidays
paintings (visual works)
watercolors (paintings)

Additional Identification Number

ACCESS ID 1414
Old ID 1436.00

Physical Description

1 painting : black-and-white

Collection Code

GC001

Collection Name

Original art collection

Reference Code

GC001.USMA.Salem.391

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Salem, Mass.

Record Details

Originator

Bridgman, L. J. (Lewis Jesse), 1857-1931 (artist)

Material Type

paintings (visual works)
watercolors (paintings)

Other People

Robinson, John

Subjects

Chestnut Street (Salem, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Signed by the artist.

Restrictions

Mat stained.

Publications Referencing This Collection

// See also ORS7-449..

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-G-401-ORAS06

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Signed by the artist, L.J. Bridgman.