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Item 17375

Title: Mt. Desert Island Hospital

Contributed by: Mt. Desert Island Hospital

Date: circa 1920

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Photograph Postcard

Item 22223

Title: Mt. Desert High School, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

Item 22262

Title: Jordan Pond and the Bubbles, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1945

Location: Mount Desert; Mt. Desert

Media: Postcard

Exhibits Showing 3 of 5 View All


Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

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.


William Wong, Portland, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.


Poland Spring House, 1889

Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

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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.


Nurse uniform replica, Bar Harbor, 1997

Mt. Desert Island Hospital

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Northeast Harbor Fleet International One Designs

Great Harbor Maritime Museum

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