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Gloucester Community / Participation / Other projects

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1849 Gloucester Telegraph 7.4.1849

For the Fourth of July "Floral Procession" there was "a laureled car ornamented with boughs and wreathes, containting two paintings appropriately designed by Mr. Lane for the occasion one representing the effects of Intemperance, and the other a sparkling fountain of pure water."

1849 Journal Entry 11.29.1849
Hannah Babson
Journal II
Cape Ann Library & Museum

Also filed under: Babson, Edward »

1858 Gloucester Telegraph & News 3.3.1858
Gloucester Telegraph & News

Fitz H. Lane, Addison Center, and John Trask created a tableau for the Library festival.

1858 Cape Ann Advertiser 2.27.1858
Procter Brothers
Various dates
From bound volume owned by publisher Francis Procter
Collection of Fred and Stephanie Buck

Description of the Ladies Festival in support of the Lyceum Library (Lane helped with the tableaux).

"LADIES' FESTIVAL. – The Festival under the direction of the ladies interested in the Lyceum Library, which took place on the evenings of the 22d and 23d inst., was a complete success. On both evenings the 'Mammoth Sail Loft' was filled to its utmost capacity, and all present enjoyed themselves in participating and witnessing the various amuseuments. The Tableaux were very fine, the great objection to this part of the entertainment was the difficult of getting a good view, on account of the loft not being of sufficient height for the erection of a stage high enough for all to command a good prospect. As it was the 'tall ones' had a decided advantage, while the 'short ones' were obliged to satisfied with a description by their more fortunate friends..."

Another column from this day (not pictured here) describes Lane's involvement in Tableaux.

1861 Cape Ann Advertiser 8.2.1861
Cape Ann Advertiser

Mechanic Engine Company.
The Company will carry a beautiful banner, painted and presented to them by
 Fitz H. Lane, Esq. The design is very pretty, consisting of two figures, a
 soldier and a firemen shaking hands; on the left is a group of tents, and
on the  right, a house partially burned. The banner is trimmed with oak
leaves, and  bears the following inscriptions: "Organized Jan. 7, 1854.
Underneath. Union is  Strength."

1861 Gloucester Telegraph 8.3.1861
Gloucester Telegraph

The welcome-home parade for Company G, 8th Regiment. Mechanic Fire Company No. 1. The company carried a new banner presented them by Fitz H. Lane and F.H. Winter. A most appropriate design was painted upon it by the artist giver. Two figures were represented, a soldier and a fireman, with clasped hands: on the left a group of tents and on the right a fire scene. The banner was handsomely trimmed with oak leaves and inscribed as follows: "Organized Jan. 7, 1854"–"Union is Strength."

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Gloucester Lyceum Record Book
Handwritten ledger
Sawyer Free Library
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