Maine’s Lithographic Landscapes

Town and City Views, 1830-1870

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr.

During the nineteenth century, Americans celebrated their towns and cities through printed landscapes. In Maine, lithographs were commissioned from such leading artists as Fitz Henry Lane and talented, lesser known local artists, such as Esteria Butler. This book reproduces many of these works and provides insights into how these growing centers of commerce and industry viewed themselves and wished to be viewed by others. It’s the perfect book for those who love Maine, both full-time residents and those who make it a beloved summer destination. Published in association with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on the occasion of the bicentennial of Maine statehood.
Cover Image of Maine’s Lithographic Landscapes: Town and City Views
ISBN-13: 9781684580255
Pages: 144 | Size: 12 in. x 10 in.
Date Published: September 26, 2020
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Maine's Lithographic Landscapes is a handsome production. The Bowdoin Museum has a history of elegant catalogs, and this co-operative venture with Brandeis demonstrates that press's growing role as a publisher of New England studies.

William Morgan 
New England Diary

Reviews

  • Maine's Lithographic Landscapes is a handsome production. The Bowdoin Museum has a history of elegant catalogs, and this co-operative venture with Brandeis demonstrates that press's growing role as a publisher of New England studies.

    William Morgan
    New England Diary

About the Author

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. was born in Portland, Maine, and has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture for more than fifty years. From 1976 to 2015, he served as the director of the Maine Historic Preservation Committee. Since 2004, he has served as the Maine State Historian.

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