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Item 52001

Title: "Salle de Recreation" at Marie-Joseph Academy, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1950

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1950

Location: Biddeford

Media: postcard

Item 6453

Title: Macomber Playground, Augusta, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: circa 1935

Location: Augusta

Media: Silver gelatin print

Item 8897

Title: MGH donkey baseball game, Portland, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives

Date: 1950-06-20

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph

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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.


Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.


Bowdoin College baseball team, ca. 1896

Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

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Holmberg Aerial Survey, Katahdin, 1937

Baxter State Park

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Hampden Highlands Post Office, ca. 1908

Highlighting Historical Hampden

An introduction to Hampden history as presented by students from Reeds Brook Middle School, the Edythe L. Dyer Community Library, and Hampden Historical Society. Areas focused on include early settlement, expansion, Riverside Park, Hampden Academy, important residents, shipyards, the War of 1812, and more.


Acadia National Park, ca. 1920

Maine Forest Service

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