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Historical Items Showing 3 of 536 View All

Item 7584

Frank Swan's Summer Camp Ca. 1905

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: circa 1905

Location: Madison

Media: Photographic print

Item 98692

Summer cottages at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Boothbay; East Boothbay; Ocean Point

Media: Glass Negative

Item 18640

The Marigold

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 1183 View All

Item 76984

16 Summer Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bartley Crowley

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 76987

18 Summer Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bartley Crowley

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 76992

25 Summer Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Daniel J. Feeney

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Exhibits Showing 3 of 65 View All

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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.

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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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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Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… of Ryder’s Cove and Hewes Point, the Dark Harbor summer people valued a more natural, rugged summer experience, including walking on the stone…

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Silhouette of Peleg Wadsworth, Portland, ca. 1800

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807

Letters Eliza wrote during the summer of 1800 indicate that she and Stephen Longfellow -- who was a favorite of both Eliza and Zilpah -- had an…

Site Page

Silhouette of Zilpah and Stephen Longfellow

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901

… "...on our own street we have had a whole summer of dust already...for in our town is the constant stir up by the horse cars.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 7 View All

Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall


Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life

by Bob Small


How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith


Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.