Item 16929 - G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866

Item 16929 - G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866
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Item 16929
G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866
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George Frederick Morse (1834-1925) painted this scene of the 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.

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