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Artist
Date
Circa 1907
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
30 1/8 x 25 1/8 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Seascape
Wharf
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Talbot Aldrich, 1954.1060
Accession No
54.1060
Context
Fishing weirs (“wares”) were but one example of numerous Wabanaki ingenuities adopted by early arrivals to Maine (like clamming, drying fish, making canoes, and snowshoes). Weirs were used to trap and house herring until sold to local lobstermen for bait and to companies like the former Holmes Packing Plant to be processed as sardines.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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