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Item 102279

Placemat for Forbes Dining, Wells Beach, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1960

Location: Wells

Media: Ink on paper

Item 1026

Aerial view of Kineo Point, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1888-08-01

Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 26725

Ne-mat-ta-no Resort Hotel, North Lubec, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Edith Comstock through Lubec Memorial Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Lubec

Media: Photographic print

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Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1930

Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.


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.


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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Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

Summer Resorts map of Islesboro  Text by Donna Seymour Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical…

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Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890

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

… a means of supporting and developing the island's resort industry. Early island contractors and builders were responsible for erecting the large…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

… within each category; Schools (Education), Summer Resorts (Recreation), Businesses/Cottage Industries (Land Use), Water Transportation…