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Historical Items

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Item 6521

Lakeshore Inn and cottages, Rockwood, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Rockwood; Rockwood Media: Photoprint

Item 23603

Tannesau Inn and Cottages, Fortunes Rocks, 1909

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1909 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 18955

Bar Harbor Cottages

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111366

Wilson/Stenstrom residence site plan, Hanover Parish, Jamaica, 1972-1995

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972–1995 Location: Hanover Parish Clients: Carol A. Wilson; David M. Stenstrom Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Online Exhibits

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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.


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."


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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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

Summer Resorts map of Islesboro  Text by Donna Seymour Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

… within each category; Schools (Education), Summer Resorts (Recreation), Businesses/Cottage Industries (Land Use), Water Transportation…

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA


Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics