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Item 21192

Building of Arts in Bar Harbor

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

Item 21315

Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Acadia National Park

Date: circa 1925

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Photographic print

Item 21193

Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, 1915

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

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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."


Rosamond Weston Eddy bookplate, ca. 1925

Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

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Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

It attracted its first summer population in 1868 when the steam boats made regular trips between Bangor and Ryder Landing.

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Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

… known with its hotels and B&Bs as a tourist spot while Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor are now home to the summer population and their mansions.

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Northeast Harbor Fleet Race, ca. 1930

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

… Harbor Maritime Museum The rapidly growing population of summer residents dictated the need to begin constructing amenities to modernize and…

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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.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey