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Item 18637

Higgins Cottage

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1925

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Photographic print

Item 18928

Ullikana Cottage

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

Item 15822

Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1900

Contributed by: William Fogg Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Eliot

Media: Postcard

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Item 89891

Maggi property, E. Side Cottage Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Georgia M Maggi

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89890

Sterling property, E. Side Cottage Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Philena Brunett Sterling

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89886

Sterling property, E. Side Cottage Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Quincy M. Sterling

Use: Summer Dwelling

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Girls playing basketball, Naples, ca. 1930

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


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."


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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Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890

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

… delivery trucks hurried about to the summer cottages and large yachts, providing quick service to chefs who had placed their order earlier by…

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Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… architects, on often vast acreages, these summer "cottages" were built to provide generous seasonal experiences for their families and friends from…

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Chatwold, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… luxury and privacy and built their own summercottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor.

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making light

by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima