Two star skaters, Bangor, 1868

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Two star skaters, Bangor, 1868

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Bangor skater Charles Perry is shown in four different positions and a young man from Canada in four positions while skating at the new Bangor Skating Rink in 1868.

John Martin (1823-1904), an accountant and shopkeeper in Bangor who wrote and illustrated five volumes reflecting on his life and time and commenting on contemporary events, drew the skaters on page 96 of his "Scrap Book no 3," which he began in 1867.

Martin described the skaters and skating at the rink in detail in the Scrap Book.

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  • Title: Two star skaters, Bangor, 1868
  • Creator: John Martin
  • Creation Date: 1868
  • Subject Date: 1868
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 32 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.2
  • Object Type: Image

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