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Item 6521

Lakeshore Inn and cottages, Rockwood, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Rockwood; Rockwood

Media: Photoprint

Item 23603

Tannesau Inn and Cottages, Fortunes Rocks, 1909

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1909

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 18955

Bar Harbor Cottages

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1915

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

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Item 36736

Cottage, Chandler Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Valentine A Melina

Use: Cottage

Item 57612

Cottage, Harris Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clarence S. Day

Use: Cottage

Item 40407

15 Cottage Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Eve Thornton

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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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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Garnsey Home, Main Street, Sanford, ca 1900

A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…

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Chatwold, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… luxury and privacy and built their own summer “cottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor.

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Waterside Cottage, Blue Hill, 1907

Blue Hill, Maine - Waterside Cottage, Blue Hill, 1907

Waterside Cottage, Blue Hill, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description A rusticator’s waterside cottage in 1907.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


making light

by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima