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John Martin: Expert Observer

Intro: pages 00-29

Like most 19th century scrapbooks, Martin's contains numerous newspaper clippings. Some are jokes or seemingly random items that relate to fashion, strange events, or other topics in the news.

Most of the clippings in this section and this journal, however, relate to politics.

Items mentioned include:

  • Horse racing
  • Dr. Charles Snell
  • Cone cedar tree
  • Gate designs
  • 1866 Philadelphia National Union convention
  • Bangor Democratic convention
  • George W. Ladd
  • Sen. James R. Doolittle
  • George Francis Train
  • Gorham L. Boynton
  • Marcellus Emery
  • John Bapst