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Item 11358

Stanley Mountain Wagon, Eustis, 1911

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: 1911-07-01

Location: Eustis

Media: Photographic print

Item 11944

Visiting neighbors in an Early Stanley Steamer, Lexington, 1906

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: 1906

Location: Lexington Twp.

Media: Photographic print

Item 12985

Touring by Stanley Steam Car, ca. 1919

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: circa 1919

Location: Ossipee

Media: Photographic print

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Motor Coachmen and their Stanley Cars, Poland Spring, 1911

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


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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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Cruising off Squirrel Island, Boothbay Harbor, 1912

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J.T. Morse at Seal Harbor, ca. 1910

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

The advent of the automobile played a huge role in the decline of the steamboat. With that came better roads, allowing faster, more convenient…

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McClench Machine Shop, Hallowell, 1879

Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

A steam engine worked as a heat engine that performed mechanical work using steam as the working fluid.