The 1840 Angel Gabriel Weathervane made by Gould and Hazlett Company of Boston ultimately became the subject of a 1965 US postage stamp after a watercolor by Lucille Chabot which is now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute.
The weathervane once flew above the People’s United Methodist Church on Purchase Street in Newburyport, MA. I was so inspired by it during our Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 that I made a replica of it for woodshop at the Nock Middle School. This season I recreated it with my daughters and incorporated it into a wreath for our home in neighboring Amesbury, MA. Happy New Year!!!