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Item 7584

Title: Frank Swan's Summer Camp Ca. 1905

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: circa 1905

Location: Madison

Media: Black and white print

Item 98692

Title: 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

Title: 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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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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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Site

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.