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The Many Doors of Harry Harlow



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 Imagined portrait of Ben Franklin who reportedly installed a lightning rod at the Warner House in Portsmouth, NH. Photo o painting by Harry S. Harlow (c) Prof. Richard M. Candee on

(From 1 1940 Publication)

"The doorways on the old Piscataqua mansions have great interest for both the artist and the craftsman. In their entirety they are distinguished for their pediments and their columns, which in design and execution show the exquisite skill of master carvers. Harry M. S. Harlow, an artist who lives in Portsmouth, has made a detailed study of these doorways with their triangular and curved pediments, heavily carved cornices, fluted Corinthian columns, and Ionic porticoes; he has interpreted their beauty in a series of paintings which faithfully portray the chronological sequence of their development as American art forms. Fifty doorways, no two of them alike, have been portrayed. Much of the research for the paintings has been done by the artist’s wife and by her father Charles H. Magraw, a retired carpenter, who has worked on so many of the old houses, and who remembers the details of construction on those he has repaired."

QUOTE FROM: Francis P. Murphy, Hands that Built New Hampshire, The Story of Granite State Craftsmen Past & Present (WPA Writer’s Project, 1940)



Portrait of H. M. S. Harlow by Larry Monahan, photographer, for "Interesting People" The American Magazine (Summer issue 1947)

Courtesy Portsmouth Historical Society, Gift of Joseph Sawtelle Family

BONUS: A Reader Remembers HMS HARBLOW (next page)

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