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Item 13906

Title: 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

Title: Portland Observatory Poster

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1937

Location: Portland

Media: paper

Item 120

Title: Aviator Jones Hangar, Old Orchard Beach, 1920s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1925

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Black and white photograph, glass negative

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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."