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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 23861

Title: Biplane on Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1925

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: black and white photograph

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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."

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.

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Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.