Elmer Martin, Bangor, 1865

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John Martin (18223-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper who detailed his life and experiences and the communities in which he lived in a series of journals and scrapbooks, drew his son Elmer (1860-1870) in the family's back yard in Bangor in August 1865.

The illustration is on page 124 of Martin's "Scrap & Sketch Book" that he began in 1864. In the corner of the illustration, Martin wrote that Elmer went out to play in the yard and discovered a hammock in his mother's apple tree."

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  • Title: Elmer Martin, Bangor, 1865
  • Creator: John Martin
  • Creation Date: 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Ink and watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 22 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.1
  • Object Type: Image

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