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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

Interior, Maine State Building, Poland Spring, ca. 1900

Interior, Maine State Building, Poland Spring, ca. 1900

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Poland Spring Preservation Society

The interior of the Maine State Building featured three levels.

The first floor contained an office, the library, a reading room under the rotunda, and museum displays.

The upper floor was used to exhibit paintings and sculptures. With her interest and training in art, Nettie Ricker organized the annual summer art shows at her family’s resort.

Complete with catalogs, the displays included not only successful Maine painters such as Scott Leighton, D. D. Coombs, and Harriette Wood Robinson, but also nationally prominent artists such as Benjamin Champney, John Enneking, and Alexander Pope.


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