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  1. Portrait of Frank Henry Martin
    Frank Henry Martin led C.F. Martin & Co. from 1888 to 1945. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 photograph : b&w 1885-1905?
  2. Portrait of Frank Henry Martin
    Frank Henry Martin led C.F. Martin & Co. from 1888 to 1945. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 photograph : b&w 1885-1905?
  3. Memoir of Bro. C.F. Martin [Jr.]
    Hand-written obituary of C.F. Martin, Jr., written in November, 1888 and subsequently annotated with additional genealogical facts. From "An Ancestral Album compromising the Martin and Rüterick families; arranged by Clara E. Rueterick-Whittaker at Cleveland, Oh., March 1899. The Reutericks are related to the Martins of C.F. Martin & Co. through the marriage of Emilia Clara Reuterick, daughter of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr., founder of C.F. Martin & Co., to Rev. H. J. Reuterick. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    5 p. 1888
  4. Portrait of Jennie Keller Martin, wife of Frank Henry Martin
    Jennie Keller Martin, wife of Frank Henry Martin. Frank Henry Martin led C.F. Martin & Co. from 1888 to 1945. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 photograph : b&w 1890-1900?
  5. Portrait of Jennie Keller Martin, wife of Frank Henry Martin, with their ba...
    C.F. Martin III assumed control of C.F. Martin & Co. from his father Frank Henry Martin in 1945. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 photograph : b&w 1894-95?
  6. C.D. Schettler, guitarist and guitar instructor, posed with a Martin classi...
    C.D. [Cornelius Daniel} Schettler was a European-trained concert guitarist who attempted to reconcile European and American techniques. He performed at Carnegie Hall in 1904. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 photograph : b&w 1895-1910?
  7. Portrait of Charles De Janon, guitarist and agent for C.F. Martin & Co.
    Charles De Janon became C.F. Martin & Co.'s sole agent for New York City in 1851. He conducted business at 385 Broadway. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 photograph : b&w 1895-1911?
  8. William Foden, concert guitarist and instructor, holding a guitar
    William Foden, born in 1860, was a well-known concert guitarist. Foden began dealing with Martin around 1900 and the company produced a number of special models based on his suggestions. Foden was the first person to suggest 20 fret fingerboards which later became the standard for Martin guitars. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 photograph : b&w 1895-1915?
  9. Page from 1896 catalog depicting the Martin Style G-3 mandolin
    The 1896 Martin G-3 mandolin is a bowlback mandolin with a rosewood body, mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 p. 1896
  10. Page from 1896 catalog describing the attributes of Martin mandolins
    Catalog describes the principles that are applied to the production of all Martin mandolins and offers the possibility of other styles being made to order. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world's oldest surviving producer of guitars and the largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States.
    1 p. 1896
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