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John Martin: Expert Observer

Annie Martin as zephyr, Bangor, 1866

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Annie Martin as zephyr, Bangor, 1866
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Annie Martin (1855-1889) was part of a group of 26 girls who participated in Solon Wilder's floral concert on Monday, July 2, 1866. They sang a song that began "Pretty little zephyrs we, Swiftly through the air we bound, Throwing blossoms all around," as they threw flower petals into the air.

John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, drew the illustration of his daughter on page 147 of a "Scrap & Sketch Book" he began writing and illustrating in 1864. Martin created five volumes that recall businesses in which he was involved, his family, his activities, and life in the Bangor area.

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