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."
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.
Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900 Item 21186 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum Beginning…
Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor Item 21336 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum Gilman was…
Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators Charles W. Eliot, Mount Desert, 1904 Item 21053 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum In his essay…