Hangers (group of six)

American
1850-1900


Object Place: Sabbathday Lake, Maine

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: a. 15 1/2", b. 18 1/2", c. 15 1/2", d. 15 1/2", e. 17", f. 17 1/4"

Accession Number

67.66a-f

Medium or Technique

Pine,birch

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Household

Wooden hangers of varying shapes. On each, a hole is drilled at midpoint. and some have hanging loops.

Inscription

Most of the hangers in the group bear an inscription. They include:
67.66a: Signed in ink, "Sarah Palmer" and "SP." Also with very faintly scratched inscription: "somebody else is always to blame" underlined, on front, and on back, "X E A X E A X [illegible]"
67.66b: Signed in faded ink, "Henry Frost" (once interpreted as "Nancy" Frost)
67.66c: No inscriptions.
67.66d: Scratched crudely, "ELLEN HAM" with compass marks on end
67.66e: Signed in ink, "Jane Pease" and with another illegible inscription
67.66f: in script, in pencil, "E.H. Thomas"

Provenance

Part of a collection of Shaker materials begun by Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts; the Tibbets collection was inherited by their daughter and augmented by Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Accession Date January 11, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight - Collection of Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight