35 Minute Video Presentation

Hallowell, like many other cities and town in the Pine Tree State was preparing to “party hearty” in celebration of the State’s Bicentennial when everything was canceled. In response the City’s Historic Hallowell Committee decided to produce a video program instead. Hallowell Salutes Maine’s Bicentennial is a thirty-five minute presentation of the City’s Celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial. Ron Kley, Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead Archivist describes the design of Maine’s State Seal. Earle Shettleworth, Jr., Maine State Historian, explains how Hallowell was almost the state capital. Introduction by Larry Davis, President, Row House, Inc., Kate Termblay, Executive Director Vaughan Woods and Historic Homstead, and Bob McIntire Historic Hallowell Committee.

Hallowell Salutes Maine’s Bicentennial

Production Credits Hallowell Salutes Maine’s Bicentennial

  • Produced by the Hallowell Bicentennial Committee
  • Directed and Edited by Bob McIntire
  • Video Recording Equipment provided by the Maine State Library
  • Video recording locations Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead Old South Congregational Church, Hallowell, Maine
  • Music arranged and performed by Marcia Gallagher

Paintings and photographic images in order of appearance.

Portrait of Benjamin Vaughan Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead

Portraits of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Vaughan Family Seal Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead

Historical Variations of the Maine State Seal Collection of the Maine State Museum

Photograph of Neil Rolde – Unattributed, artistfirst.com

Panorama, S.E. View of Portland in 1832 Maine Historical Society Number 18697 This romantic view shows Portland in 1832, looking from South Portland. The population was nearly 13,000 people in 1832, making it the largest city north of Boston. J.H. Bafford frm a sketch by J. R. Vinton, U.S.N

Cumberland County Court House Collection of Earle Shettleworth, Jr. The Cumberland County Court House was built in 1816 and demolished in 1858. This was the site of the Maine Constitutional Convention in October of 1819. The building was located on Congress Street in Portland, approximately across the street from the 2021 location of Lincoln Park.

Portland State House Maine Historical Society Number 14660 Anna M. Bucknam painted this watercolor of the Maine State House, seen to the right, as it looked in 1820. She made the painting in about 1832. Also in the painting at right are the Cumberland County Court House, built in 1816, and the spire of the old First Parish Church. At left is the Portland Academy. Collections of Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum.

Hallowell circa 1820 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Woodcut of Augusta, Maine Carving Credit R. Sayer Del – G.H. Matthewss The History of Augusta, from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time James W. North, Author

Portrait of Reuel Williams Collections of the Maine State Museum

Portrait of Samuel Fessenden Maine Historical Society Number 11865 Samuel Fessenden was a lawyer in Portland and one of the founders of the Portland Anti-Slavery Society. He was born in 1784 and died in 1869.

Portrait William King, Bath, circa 1806 by William Spooner Harris Courtesy of Patten Free Library, Bath, Maine

Portrait of Charles W. Bullfinch Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Massachusetts State House 2016 King of Hearts

1846 Photograph of the US Capital Building The earliest known photographic image of the U.S. Capitol, taken in 1846. Library of Congress; photo by John Plumbe

Photo and Architectural Drawing of the Maine State House Collection of the Maine State Museum

View of the State House 1837 by Charles Codman Collection of the Maine State Museum

Maine State House 1905 Collection of the Maine State Museum