Brackett, Edward Augustus
- Theodore A. Gantz
Brackett, Edward Augustus (01 October 1818–15 March 1908), sculptor and writer, was born in Vassalborough, Maine, the son of the Quaker Reuben Brackett, a farmer, clockmaker, and oil cloth manufacturer, and Eliza Starkey. He resisted his parents’ attempts to send him to school and passed through a series of six apprenticeships. His parents moved from Boston, Massachusetts, to Cincinnati, Ohio, in early 1837, and he was employed there making patterns for paper strainers. In Cincinnati Brackett became familiar with the portrait sculpture of ...