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John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor drew his self portrait in 1889 as part of a scrapbook in which he pasted newspaper clippings and he wrote and illustrated various aspects of his life.
The scrapbook focuses on his experiences working at Katahdin Iron Works, in a "wild land township" near Brownville, starting in 1888. The illustration is on page 57 of the book and accompanies a written description of himself: "General business man, Expert Accountant, Landscape Gardener, Rustic designer, Origin of Martins perfect Waltz & March."
He had worked most of his life as an accountant and shopkeeper, but also was interested in gardening, fashion, architecture, and, especially, dance.
About This Item
- Title: John Martin self portrait, 1889
- Creator: Martin, John
- Creation Date: 1889
- Subject Date: 1889
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Ink and watercolor on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.3
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Bangor (Me.)--History
- Katahdin Iron Works (Me.)
- Martin, John, 1823-1904
- Self portraits--Maine--Bangor
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
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