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Gloucester, Mass. Town Seal
Originally designed by Captain Addison Center and incorporating a copy of a schooner painted by Lane.
1873 Gloucester City Directory (1)
"The design is very pretty and appropriate . . .In the centre of the seal is a representation of a fishing schooner anchored on the banks, copied from a picture painted by that talented artist, the late Mr. Fitz H. Lane." (2)
1. Gloucester City Directory. (Gloucester, MA: Sampson, Davenport, & Co., 1873), front page.
2. "The Town Seal": designed by Capt. Addison Center," Cape Ann Weekly Advertiser, February 9, 1872.