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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

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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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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."


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.


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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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…