Woman with bustle, ca. 1889

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Woman with bustle, ca. 1889

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John Martin drew this illustration of a fashionable woman wearing a dress with a bustle and carrying a parasol. Martin (1823-1904) wrote and illustrated five volumes about his life and events in the greater Bangor area.

While this illustration is not labeled and was loose inside one of his volumes, it is similar to an illustration he entitled, "A Society Lady of 1889," which appears on page 65 of his "Scrapbook No. 1, Katahdin Iron Works and Silver Lake Hotel."

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About This Item

  • Title: Woman with bustle, ca. 1889
  • Creator: Martin, John
  • Creation Date: circa 1889
  • Subject Date: circa 1889
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot, Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink and watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions: 8.2 cm x 5.3 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.3; loose
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
207-774-1822 x230

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