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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 27014

Bay View House Booklet, Islesboro, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Islesboro

Media: Ink on Paper

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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.

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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.

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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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Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

Summer Resorts map of Islesboro  Text by Donna Seymour Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical…

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Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890

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

summer residents and promoted the island's summer resort industry, which had actually begun in the Ryder's Cove and Hewes Point settlements some…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

… within each category; Schools (Education), Summer Resorts (Recreation), Businesses/Cottage Industries (Land Use), Water Transportation…