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Sidney Lawton Smith sketching prints

Label
Sidney Lawton Smith sketching prints, 1889-1890
Title
Sidney Lawton Smith sketching prints
Inclusive dates
1889-1890
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains 17 sketching prints used to make book plates for Daniel T.V. Huntoon's book History of the Town of Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The prints range in date from 1889 and 1890 and cover various places and symbols associated with the town of Canton, Massachusetts. Used for book plates in Daniel T.V. Huntoon's book History of the Town of Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts the prints are arranged according to where they appear in Huntoon's book
Biographical or historical data
Sidney Lawton Smith, a noted etcher, engraver and book plate artist, was born on June 15, 1845 to Lawton and Lucy B. (Thompson) Smith in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He moved with his family to Canton, Massachusetts, in 1847, where he was educated in the Canton Public School System and later studied steel engraving with Rueben Carpenter. By 1867 he was working with Joseph Andrews creating artwork and engravings for commercial purposes. In that same year he married Sarah Jane Groves on October 13 with whom he had several children after establishing his own business in Canton. Starting in the 1870s Smith began a business relationship with John LaFarge and worked on several decorative projects for houses of worship. In the 1880s and 1890s, he worked on illustrations for Daniel T.V. Huntoon's book History of the Town of Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. In 1893, Smith moved his business and family to Boston, Massachusetts where he focused primarily on etchings, engravings and bookplates. He died on August 31, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Cataloging source
OCD
Language note
Materials in English
Label
Sidney Lawton Smith sketching prints
Instantiates
Note
The material located in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Canton Public Library, Canton, Mass
Control code
ocn911205092
Extent
1 box (17 folders)
Governing access note
Use by permission of the Reference Department. Restricted to use in the Local History Room. Photocopies made with permission of Reference Department
System control number
(OCoLC)911205092
Label
Sidney Lawton Smith sketching prints
Note
The material located in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Canton Public Library, Canton, Mass
Control code
ocn911205092
Extent
1 box (17 folders)
Governing access note
Use by permission of the Reference Department. Restricted to use in the Local History Room. Photocopies made with permission of Reference Department
System control number
(OCoLC)911205092

Library Locations

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      786 Washington Street, Canton, MA, 02021, US
      42.158579 -71.145156
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