Seargent S. Prentiss

AFTER AN eight-year absence, Seargent S. Prentiss returned to Maine in 1835 to visit his family. Just like the fishermen depicted in this lithograph, Prentiss loved few things more than a day at the fishing hole. His favorite fishing spot in Gorham, Maine, was the Great Brook, which Prentiss called “the most classic stream in North America.” In this illustration, a fisherman pulls in a fish from the brook to add to the two lying in the grass on the bank. (Credit: Currier & Ives, 1872) 

Almost a decade had passed since Seargent S. Prentiss had last seen his beloved mother, but in the summer of 1835 he saw her again. 

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