Placemat for Forbes Dining, Wells Beach, ca. 1960

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Placemat for Forbes Dining, Wells Beach, ca. 1960

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Vander & Marguerite Forbes opened the Marguerite Inn in Wells in 1919. Following the success of the inn, they opened the Forbes Dining Room in 1921.

As of 2017, the Forbes Dining Room still operates seasonally. While the Marguerite was razed in 1965, it was rebuilt, and eventually became the Lafayette Oceanfront Resort.

This placemat from Forbes Dining Room highlights its fresh food, wonderful resort and its association with the Marguerite Inn.

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About This Item

  • Title: Placemat for Forbes Dining, Wells Beach, ca. 1960
  • Creator: Forbes Dining Room
  • Creation Date: circa 1960
  • Subject Date: circa 1960
  • Local Name: Wells Beach
  • Town: Wells
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24 cm x 34.5 cm
  • Local Code: Broadside 176, cp. 1
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
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