Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

Bangor Public Library

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on white paper depicts a dignified portrait of Samuel Freeman Hersey, surrounded by a neoclassical frame and a laurel wreath. A female figure is on one side holding a lit lamp, and another figure on the opposite side reading a book by torchlight. The inscription "BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY ESTABLISHED A.D. 1883" and "FROM THE HERSEY FUND" imply the bookplate commemorates the Hersey family's contribution to the library.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English

Date or Era

20th Century

Object Size

2.5 x 3.5 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1031

Subject

Bookplate designers

Subject

Bookplates--Specimens

Subject

Books—Owners’ marks

Part of

Bookplate Collection of Christine Price

Donor

Christine Price

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2023-12-12

Image Format

image/tif

Image File Size

2315 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1031

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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