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."
Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.
Picnic, Fort Point Light, and Fort Pownal, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description On page 122 of a…
Everybody came to the picnic because it was the last thing before school started. Families had this picnic lunch because they could not afford to…