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John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

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John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

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John Martin (1823-1904) and his family moved into this house at 130 Center St. in Bangor in about 1852. Martin, an accountant, shopkeeper, dance enthusiast, and gardener, drew this detailed illustration of the house and grounds -- showing the improvements he made.

A commentary that accompanies the drawing in "John Martin's Journal," which he began writing in 1864, provides details of each planting and other elements, all numbered on the drawing.

It appears on page 477 of the journal.

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  • Title: John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864
  • Creator: Martin, John
  • Creation Date: 1864
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Watercolor and ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.4
  • Object Type: Image

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