Keywords: Falls View Hotel
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Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
Date: circa 1914
Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Date: circa 1900
Location: Old Orchard Beach
Media: Photographic print
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."
Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.
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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Ocean View Hotel Ocean View Hotel porch, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Ocean View Hotel was…
Ridlon built a hotel on this land, which soon housed a post office, store, and many houses to accomodate the influx of Italian, Lithuanian, Polish…
1910Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society The Braeburn Hotel in Guilford, Maine, has been around since 1906.