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John Martin: Expert Observer

Elmer Ellsworth Martin, Bangor, 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
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Elmer Ellsworth Martin, Bangor, 1865
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Description

The illustrations of Elmer Ellsworth Martin (1860-1870) are included on page 648 of the "Journal" his father wrote starting in 1864 to recount his experiences for his children.

Elmer, who died of scarlet fever, is shown at age 4 at top telling his mother, Clara Cary Martin (1836-1902), stories; climbing a tree at center, and showing his father, John Martin (1823-1904), "what he and Junior learned to do on the soft ground in the garden in the fall of 1864."

Martin described Elmer, 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. will stand on a table and jump without scringing off on a hard floor will jump from the top of the shed about 8 feet his element is to be up in the air."

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