John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867

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John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867

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John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor designed a series of gates and fences appropriate for different uses. Gate no 6, he wrote on page 13 of his "Scrap Book No 3," "is designed not to be located too near a house and is made for service and show."

Martin was an accountant and shopkeeper who was interested in architecture, landscape design, gardening, dancing, and other topics and wrote and illustrated five volumes of recollections about his family and his life. He often commented on contemporary events as well.

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  • Title: John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867
  • Creator: John Martin
  • Creation Date: 1867
  • Subject Date: 1867
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 21.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.2
  • Object Type: Image

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