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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867

… was interested in architecture, landscape design, gardening, dancing, and other topics and wrote and illustrated five volumes of recollections…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Barnyard gate design, Bangor, 1867

… was interested in architecture, landscape design, gardening, dancing, and numerous other topics, drew the series of gate designs in his "Scrap Book…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gate no 7 design, Bangor, 1867

He continued that he would use the design, "if ever I am so lucky as to build one again and should be compelled to use wooden posts." He noted that…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gate no 2 design, Bangor, 1867

Gate no 2 design, Bangor, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin, an accountant and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Design for rustic fence, gate, Bangor, 1867

… grounds the sixth, the passage to a house barn garden field or pasture is one continual pleasure or source of vexation." It appears on page 7 of…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin self portrait, 1889

… business man, Expert Accountant, Landscape Gardener, Rustic designer, Origin of Martins perfect Waltz & March." He had worked most of his life as…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Ladies Blush apple, Bangor, 1889

… and shopkeeper in Bangor, also was a devoted gardener, proud of his landscape designs, and the fruit trees and vegetables he grew.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Martin swing, Center Street, Bangor, 1864

Martin, an accountant, shopkeeper, architecture, gardening, and dance enthusiast, drew the illustration of the swing in a journal he began writing in…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 74-138

He also wrote about his early gardens, his lameness, his sled design, national politics, his apprenticeship to and work for Doctor Increase S.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

… Births of Annie, Junior, Elmer; landscaping and garden design, business failures and attempts to find work   Part 8, pages 534-603 I.

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

… business man, Expert Accountant, Landscape Gardener, Rustic designer, Origin of Martins perfect Waltz & March.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

Charles Snell Cone cedar tree Gate designs 1866 Philadelphia National Union convention Bangor Democratic convention George W. Ladd Sen. James R.