Dancing, Bangor, ca. 1865

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Dancing, Bangor, ca. 1865

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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."

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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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