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Historical Items

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Item 105878

Sawyer's Island House, North Boothbay, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Boothbay Media: Glass Plate Negative

Item 105891

Dining Hall, Sunset Lodge and Camps, Jefferson, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Jefferson Media: Glass Plate Negative

Item 105886

Dining room at Sunset Lodge & Camps, Jefferson, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Jefferson Media: Glass Plate Negative

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.

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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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Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.

Site Pages

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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

… a means of supporting and developing the island's resort industry. Early island contractors and builders were responsible for erecting the large…

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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

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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November 1st on Horseshoe Pond
by Susan Mancine

A poem about the loss of three elderly relatives