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John Martin: Expert Observer - Wood pile, 130 Center St., Bangor, ca. 1864

… he drew this illustration of the woodpile at his home at 130 Center Street, Bangor. He bought the house in 1854 and immediately began renovating it…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "A Little Daisy," Katahdin Iron Works, 1890

… & bought her a nice album & wanted me to draw her home in it & write a poem which I did. & In the course of time She made a beautiful hanging…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel

… when he was 62 years old, John Martin left his home in Bangor for long stretches to work as an accountant at the Katahdin Charcoal Iron Co.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin store interior, Bangor, 1862

Due to various economic downturns and the start of the Civil War, Martin thought being in business for himself was safer than working for someone…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864

He hoped to avoid economic ups and downs by operating his own business. Detail oriented and interested in architecture, business, gardening…

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… the town's many businesses however, a worldwide economic recession was descending on Surry and its robust economy was drawing to a close.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 3 of 3

Social elite and economically advantaged people in every European country, and in America, all followed fashion and dressed in the same style.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Market Hall, Bangor, 1846

The foundation was completed, but the economic downturn of 1837 ended construction on the building. The market and public hall shown in Martin's…

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… "the happy home of hundreds.” Despite occasional economic, political, and cultural differences throughout the past century, this coastal town's…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrap & Sketch Book 2: 1864-1866

Martin deplores the social and economic changes, which, in part, led to the failure of his shop. An ardent Republican, he supported the war, deplored…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dancing Fraternity, City of Bangor, 1868

… seasoned by war and experiencing spectacular economic, population, and geographic growth. As the society grew and changed, so did social dancing.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 1 of 2

Economic success was more elusive, a disappointment for Martin and, perhaps, one of the lessons he intended for his children.

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Lubec, Maine - Links

… and the historical, cultural, ecological and economic environment of Lubec. Lubec Town Office Vital statistics, area businesses, tourist…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 17 of 17

But truth struck the family members and friends of those who would not return home. By the year 1866, the majority of Biddeford were mourning loved…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 2 of 3

Many of them built graceful, stately homes throughout town--some even with winter homes "in town" and then summer cottages out at the Pool or towards…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 13 of 17

In May of 1861, local fundraising began in order to support the families of those with enlisted Soldiers. Women and men who remained home started a…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 12 of 17

B Company served as Home Guards meaning they were called into service for the protection of public property within the State.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… and into the present with efforts to forge economic recovery through aquaculture and tourism.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mourning Clothing

… of black clothing could be mitigated by means of economically dying existing cotton dresses, or remaking and dyeing an old one.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 2 of 2

… during those times of year when they made their homes nearer the sea, but there was a lack of understanding and respect between the two groups.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 1 of 4

Her favorite subject was history because she liked to explore the world’s countries. She also liked home economics.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 1 of 3

… Seth Spring and Captain Moses Bradbury built homes and multiple saw mills on what became known as Spring's Island in the 1790's.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 1 of 4

They were expensive. It took time before there was one in every home. Sometimes a group of women clubbed together to make the purchase and share.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

… of the town served in the war, either close to home or elsewhere in the Colonies. Fort Hill, Biddeford, ca.