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Keywords: Relaxing

Historical Items

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Item 34002

Rusticator relaxing, Blue Hill, 1907

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1907 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 34009

Rusticator, Blue Hill, 1907

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1907 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 17751

Leroy Nason, Willard Beach, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1911-08-27 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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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Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… left, and son Jacob, sitting on the floor, enjoy some relaxation at this rustic fishing camp. Note the fly-rods leaning on the camp at left.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mourning Clothing

Mourning customs relaxed during (or after) the First World War, when mourning was so widespread.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Wrappers, Teagowns & At Home Dresses

… in this slide show, were perhaps worn in the relaxed privacy of a ladies sitting room when entertaining a few close friends for tea, a reciprocal…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR