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Will Hutchins Chosen President.
Will Hutchins has been elected
president of the Greenfield Arts and
Crafts Society, taking the place of
Miss Edith Lowell, who has resigned.
The society is to have salesrooms open
all the time at the "Sign of the camera" on Federal street, in connection
with the photograph studio conducted by Miss Lowell and Mrs. Eaton.
The rooms in Pond's block are to
be given up. The society is to be
represented at the arts and crafts
anniversary exhibit at Boston, and
all exhibits for that occasion should
be sent in by the 28th. The society
officers say that there is a good opportunity for any women who can do
good work at netting, to sent their
product to the Aquidneck cottage industries at Newport. Two of the
workers of the society are doing this
now and the work of about a dozen could be used. For a small piece
as much as $1 is paid, but very good
work is required.
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Will Hutchins was a painter and teacher at the Deerfield Academy. He wrote the 1909 outdoor drama, performed at Deerfield, "Jeanne D'Arc at Vaucouleurs." The Greenfield Arts and Crafts Society was part of a larger movement in the United States that sought to combat modernism with an emphasis on handcrafted goods. For many, the items that they created offered a good opportunity for sales and a bit of fame. Here, the Greenfield society emphasizes its participation in a show in Boston. The arts and crafts movement's first major society in America was Boston's Society of Arts and Crafts, founded 1897. Boston remained the center of the movement until the late 1910s, when it began to lose market to New York and elsewhere.
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"Will Hutchins Chosen President"
| publisher Greenfield Gazette and Courier
| date Jan 26, 1907
| location Greenfield, Massachusetts
| diameter 3.0"
| width 2.25"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Periodicals/Article
| accession # #L02.044
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