FW Martin


Taken from The Educator September 1943: America Loses Prominent Engrosser

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Frank W. Martin on July 16, 1943 in Boston, Mass. He was born in Ashland, Maine, in 1875. After graduating from the local high school, he attended Ricker Classical Institute; Portland, Maine, Business College; Zanerian Art College, Columbus, Ohio; New York School of Water Color. While Mr. Martin spent the greater part of his life doing penmanship and engrossing, for a time he taught in the Gray's Business College, Portland, Maine; Salem, Mass. Commercial School; Rockland, Maine, Commercial College; Troy, New York, Business College and- the Lynn, Mass., branch of the Burdette College. He also supervised writing in the public schools of Nahant and Winthrop, Mass., for two years. Mr. Martin was proprietor of the Martin Diploma Company, and was one of the finest engrossers in this country. He did work for many prominent people, a number of Presidents of the United States and he also did work for the Vatican and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. He was genial, friendly, skilled and industrious. He was very liberal with his contributions to the penmanship profession. Many of his fine specimens of engrossing appeared in The Educator. To his widow and son, we extend our heartfelt sympathy. He was still in his prime and his death is a very severe blow to the penmanship and engrossing profession.

*Image taken from The Zanerian Manual.

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