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Item 81710

Title: The Coveside Inn demolition, Christmas Cove, 2006

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society

Date: 2006

Location: South Bristol

Media: jpeg

Item 55055

Title: Sand Beach and Ocean View Motel, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1920

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Biddeford

Media: Postcard

Item 27105

Title: Hotel Register, Islesboro, 1898

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society

Date: 1898

Location: Islesboro

Media: Ink on paper

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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.


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."


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.

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Mansion House, Poland Spring, 1884

Poland Spring Preservation Society

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay

A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.


Workers, woodsmen, guides, Norcross, ca. 1900

Norcross Heritage Trust

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