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In 1859 he was listed as from Boston and as a winner of "a moonlight scene" at the lottery held at Procter Brothers.
Gloucester Telegraph, p. 2, col. 3
Boston Public Library
Accession # G587
"DRAWING OF PAINTINGS.– The distribution of five oil paintings among the subscribers to Lane’s view of Gloucester, took place on Saturday Evening, at the store of Messrs. Procter Brothers. No. 125 took the first picture, being the original painting from which the view of Gloucester was engraved. It is a valuable picture, and Mr. John H. Whidden was the lucky holder of the number. The second picture, a winter scene, giving a representation of cutting vessels out of the ice, fell to No. 186, the holder of which was Mr. William Parsons, 2d. The third picture, a moonlight scene, was taken by No. 263, which was held by Mr. Joseph Richardson of Boston. The fourth, a landscape view, fell to No. 2, the owner of which was Mr. Solomon Pool. No. 93 took the fifth, a view of a large boulder, and Mr. William D. Winchester held the ticket."
Distribution of Oil Paintings to Subscribers of "Lane's View of Gloucester."
#125- 1st Prize of the original painting to J.H. Whidden
#186- 2nd Prize, Winter Scene, cutting vessels out of the ice. Wm. Parsons, 2nd
#263- 3rd Prize, Moonlight Scene, Joseph Richardson
#2- 4th Prize, a beautiful landscape view, Solomon Pool
#93- 5th Prize, view of a Large Bowlder. Wm. D. Winchester