Item 100776 - Elizabeth Blowers, Bangor, ca. 1850

Item 100776 - Elizabeth Blowers, Bangor, ca. 1850
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Item 100776
Elizabeth Blowers, Bangor, ca. 1850
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John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor drew an illustration of Elizabeth Blowers as she appeared in 1844. Blowers, also known as Elizabeth Sayward, was a friend of Clara Cary, the woman Martin married in 1850.

The illustration appears on page 187 of John Martin's "Journal" that he wrote beginning in 1864 about his life and experiences. He frequently included illustrations.

He wrote that Blowers is shown "In a Habit with no Bonnet & with high comb." Fashion -- for both men and women -- was one of Martin's interests.

Blowers may have been known as "Elizabeth Sayers" because she lived with John and Elizabeth Sayers, although their relationship is unclear.

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