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Item 13906

Railroad flyer for Farmers' and Home-Makers' Week, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1928

Location: Bangor; Orono

Media: Ink on paper

Item 161

Portland Observatory Poster

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1937

Location: Portland

Media: paper

Item 23861

Biplane on Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1925

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photographic print

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Wabanaki guides with canoes, Bar Harbor, 1881

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

… as guides to take summer people in canoes for sightseeing, fishing, or hunting including Penobscots Frank “Big Thunder” Loring, Joe Francis…