Friday, March 23, 2012

U.S.A. - Carmel, California - July 1970

 Virginia was certain that David looked just like one of his Ancestors, the Artist Albin Martin*.  Much to David's distress she dressed him up a bit and posed him in the same pose as the self portrait below.

 David does not like this photo of him at all and thinks he looks nothing like his Great Great Grandfather... what do you think?

 There is a smiliarity isn't there.

 I on the other hand look nothing like either of them  :-) but as you can see in these three photos I'm always doing something in the knitting or sewing line.

 I'm knitting away while standing with Liz and chatting to Virginia below.

*Mr. Albin Martin

Old Colonist, was born at Silton, Dorset, England, in 1813, and was the second son of the Rev. Harry Martin, rector of Silton. He was educated at Salisbury Grammar school, and completed his studies at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became acquainted with Sir George Arney, afterwards Chief Justice of New Zealand. Being fond of art, Mr. Martin proceeded to London to study under John Tenniel, and afterwards studied at Rome, Naples, and Florence. In 1851, Mr. Martin sailed for New Zealand in the ship “Cashmere,” Captain Pearson. On his arrival in Auckland he took a farm in the East Tamaki district, and cultivated it until 1882, when he retired to Ellerslie. During the Maori war of 1861–66 Mr. Martin joined the Otahuhu Royal Cavalry Volunteers, under Colonel Nixon, but did not proceed to the front. He took an active part in politics, and was elected a member of the Auckland Provincial Council. Mr. Martin was one of the principal promoters of the first Art Society in Auckland, and was for some years its treasurer and also a vice-president. He was a member of the Auckland Anglican Synod, and was one of those who were instrumental in establishing a church at Ellerslie. Mr. Martin died in 1887.

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