Hattie Hacker drawings and paintings
Collection Scope and Content
The collection includes 13 oil paintings (1 on canvas, 10 on board, 2 on paper), as well as 35 charcoal drawings (16 drawings on mat board). The subjects of the pieces are mostly people, some of whom appear to be African-American. Many of the portraits are painted or drawn in profile. There are also a few landscapes and still-life drawings. Some pieces are signed, and a few are dated.
- Creation: 1887-1889, undated
- Hacker, Hattie Hamblen (Person)
Collection is open for research.
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Harriet "Hattie" Hamblen Moses Hacker Cobb was born in Westbrook, Maine in 1865. Hacker was a member of the first graduating class at Westbrook High School, attended Friends' School in Providence, and also attended Emerson School of Expression in Boston (now Emerson College), where she studied painting and woodcarving. When she returned, Hacker taught grammar school and high school in Westbrook, Maine.
She married Charles E. Cobb in 1892. Together, they founded Camp Wyonegonic in Bridgton in 1908, which subsequently moved to the shores of Moose Pond in Denmark. The Cobbs also ran the Denmark Inn, the Bridgton House, and a hotel on top of Pleasant Mountain.
Hacker died in 1947, and is buried in the Forest Avenue Friends Church Cemetery in Portland, Maine.
48 Files (13 oil paintings, 35 charcoal drawings)
Language of Materials
The paintings and drawings are located in the ninth drawer of the MWWC flat file in the Calvert Room.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The drawings and paintings were donated by Drew and Margaret Lindsey Sanborn. The paintings were found in the Denmark home of Ora Brine, who worked as the office secretary at Camp Wyonegonic.
- Guide to the Hattie Hacker drawings and paintings, 1887-1889
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