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G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866.; Morse worked for the Portland Company for many years, beginning as a draftsman and later working as the company's superintendent. Throughout his life he maintained an active interest in arts and culture in Portland. He did four paintings of the Great Fire. Item # 16929 on Maine Memory Network

G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866.; Morse worked for the Portland Company for many years, beginning as a draftsman and later working as the company's superintendent. Throughout his life he maintained an active interest in arts and culture in Portland. He did four paintings of the Great Fire. Item # 16929 on Maine Memory Network

Painting of Stroudwater, Portland, ca. 1929. Arthur Ward, an English etcher, painted the scene of the Stroudwater River. A newpaper report in 1928 noted that Ward was "doing some delightful pen and ink sketches in and around Portland..." Item # 40310 on Maine Memory Network

Painting of Stroudwater, Portland, ca. 1929. Arthur Ward, an English etcher, painted the scene of the Stroudwater River. A newpaper report in 1928 noted that Ward was "doing some delightful pen and ink sketches in and around Portland..." Item # 40310 on Maine Memory Network

Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866, by George Frederick Morse. Item # 42791 on Maine Memory Network

Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866, by George Frederick Morse. Item # 42791 on Maine Memory Network

Presumpscot Falls, 1867. John Bradley Hudson Jr. (1832-1903) painted this scene of Presumpscot Falls in Portland in about 1867. Hudson did many marine landscapes, but also did ornamental painting on signs, coaches, fire buckets and fireplace boards. Item # 6958 on Maine Memory Network

Presumpscot Falls, 1867. John Bradley Hudson Jr. (1832-1903) painted this scene of Presumpscot Falls in Portland in about 1867. Hudson did many marine landscapes, but also did ornamental painting on signs, coaches, fire buckets and fireplace boards. Item # 6958 on Maine Memory Network

Great Fire of Portland from Eastern Cemetery, 1866. The painting, one of six by George Frederick Morse portraying the Great Fire of 1866, shows the Eastern Cemetery in the foreground. Item # 16928 on Maine Memory Network

Great Fire of Portland from Eastern Cemetery, 1866. The painting, one of six by George Frederick Morse portraying the Great Fire of 1866, shows the Eastern Cemetery in the foreground. Item # 16928 on Maine Memory Network

Portland from Knightsville, ca. 1910. Artist Thomas F. O'Neil, of 91 Summer St., South Portland, painted local scenes. He studied art under Portland artist C.F. Kimball and became a member of Kimballs' artist group the Brushians. O'Neil was also a member of the Portland Society of Art. A steam fitter by trade, he was known as "The Policeman" among the Brushians, who gave members nicknames. Item # 48268 on Maine Memory Network

Portland from Knightsville, ca. 1910. Artist Thomas F. O'Neil, of 91 Summer St., South Portland, painted local scenes. He studied art under Portland artist C.F. Kimball and became a member of Kimballs' artist group the Brushians. O'Neil was also a member of the Portland Society of Art. A steam fitter by trade, he was known as "The Policeman" among the Brushians, who gave members nicknames. Item # 48268 on Maine Memory Network

Scenery, St. Agate, 1924. This oil painting of a scenery was done in 1924 at Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent in St. Agatha, Maine. Oil painting was done by Marie Jeanne Ouellette Marin while she was a boarding student at Notre Dame de la Sagesse. Sr. Leonie, Daughter of Wisdom, taught painting. Item # 9847 on Maine Memory Network

Scenery, St. Agate, 1924. This oil painting of a scenery was done in 1924 at Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent in St. Agatha, Maine. Oil painting was done by Marie Jeanne Ouellette Marin while she was a boarding student at Notre Dame de la Sagesse. Sr. Leonie, Daughter of Wisdom, taught painting. Item # 9847 on Maine Memory Network

Shipwreck at Pond Cove. Charles Codman (1800-1842), a well-known Portland artist, used one of the original pews from First Parish Church in Cape Elizabeth, as the surface for his oil painting of a shipwreck at Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth. Item # 6151 on Maine Memory Network

Shipwreck at Pond Cove. Charles Codman (1800-1842), a well-known Portland artist, used one of the original pews from First Parish Church in Cape Elizabeth, as the surface for his oil painting of a shipwreck at Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth. Item # 6151 on Maine Memory Network

View from Pride's Bridge, Portland, 1861. Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915) painted the Presumpscot River in Portland as seen from Pride's Bridge. Brown, who worked as a sign and banner painter, was best known for marine and landscape paintings. A native of Portland, he was president of the Portland Art Society in 1892. He also moved to London that year. The Longfellow family hung this painting in their sitting room at the family home in Portland. Item # 40339 on Maine Memory Network

View from Pride's Bridge, Portland, 1861. Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915) painted the Presumpscot River in Portland as seen from Pride's Bridge. Brown, who worked as a sign and banner painter, was best known for marine and landscape paintings. A native of Portland, he was president of the Portland Art Society in 1892. He also moved to London that year. The Longfellow family hung this painting in their sitting room at the family home in Portland. Item # 40339 on Maine Memory Network

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