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Early Maine Photography - Family Groups

Large families were common in the mid-nineteenth century, as reflected by an ambrotype of a father, a mother, and their three sons and three…

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

… had "the best fashion stove to infuse heat over a large room that ever was invented." Martin opened the store in 1862 after many years of working…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dr. Charles Snell, Bangor, ca. 1867

… although I have not represented his figure so large as he should be for he is a large man." View additional information about this item on the…

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

… area remained known as "Katahdin Iron Works." The large furnace was fueled by wood, cut nearby and turned into charcoal.

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

… education, demands of his various jobs made that largely impractical. While Martin learned something of the apothecary trade, he ended up spending…

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

… and while he provided some later updates, it largely refers to past events he recalled while writing it.

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Hiram Historical Society

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Duchess Anjoulene apple, Bangor, 1866

… color & size as below, the trunk of the tree as large as a mans fore finger the branches which had the fruit as large as a common pipe stem."…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Bangor, 1865

… to Bangor in September 1865, greeted by a large crowd. John Martin, a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, wrote about their return and drew this…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Elmer Ellsworth Martin, Bangor, 1865

… his fourth child and second son, "his body is large his legs and arms are large his feet and hands are very small. he has no fear.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 7, pages 114-134

… the "demoralisation of our once peacable city," largely blaming the Irish for the decline. People and topics mentioned include: Rinaldo B.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 4, pages 57-76

… end of the war activities in Bangor in which a large crowd of Union supporters marched through downtown, "urging" businesses run by Democrats or…