Portland, Maine, Engravers of the 1820s (Part II)

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1971

GUSN

GUSN-169801

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Description

The work of engravers in Portland, Maine, in the 1820s mirrored a society that regarded engraving as a trade rather than an art. The engravings are respectably done, but none of the engravers of this period stayed long in Portland, probably because of financial problems. This article explores the lives and work of engravers David G. Johnson and George Washington Appleton.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 182

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1971.061.224.003

Abstract

The work of engravers in Portland, Maine, in the 1820s mirrored a society that regarded engraving as a trade rather than an art. The engravings are respectably done, but none of the engravers of this period stayed long in Portland, probably because of financial problems. This article explores the lives and work of engravers David G. Johnson and George Washington Appleton.

Date Notes

Volume 61, Number 224 (Spring, 1971)

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Record Details

Originator

Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1971). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England