- Item 101219 - Duchess Anjoulene apple, Bangor, 1866
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
- Item 101219
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John Martin (1823-1904), an accountant and shopkeeper in Bangor, was an enthusiastic landscaper and gardener. He also wrote and illustrated five volumes, reflecting on his life, experiences, and the communities in which he lived.Show Details
On page 63 of his "Scrap Book no 3," which he began in 1867, Martin pasted a sheet labeled "Curiosity 1866." He drew an apple tree and an individual apple.
Below the tree Martin wrote, "1866 This tree produced ten apples, color & size as below, the trunk of the tree as large as a mans fore finger the branches which had the fruit as large as a common pipe stem."
Below the apple, he wrote, "4 ft 8 1/2 inches high, Lowest branch 7 inches from the ground, apple & stems just 3 inches the fruit 4 inches from the ground."