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John Martin's illustration on page 133 of his "Scrap & Sketch Book" that he began in 1864 is labeled, "Mother in a Polka round. Father introducing a Gent."
Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, wrote a number of journals and scrapbooks looking back at his life and experiences and commenting on current affairs in and around Bangor.
Martin had a passion for dancing -- one of his volumes is about a dancing group he helped found. He wrote under the illustration, "Of all the amusements in the world Dancing properly conducted is the most innocent, civil, cheapest, and respectable."
About This Item
- Title: Dancing, Bangor, ca. 1865
- Creator: Martin, John
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1865
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Ink and watercolor on paper
- Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 13 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.1
- Object Type: Image
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