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Keywords: Summer Residents

Historical Items

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Item 105677

Summer dress, North Windham, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Windham; Windham Media: cotton, metal

Item 20979

Topsham Scenery - Summer Street, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Topsham Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 109078

Drexel cottage, Islesboro, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Islesboro Media: Glass Plate Negative

Tax Records

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Item 85200

Residence, Little Chebeague Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary C. Haskell Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 87185

Mitchell Residence, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ethel M. Mitchell Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 82457

Bourque property, E. Side Oakland Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H. Bourque Use: Summer Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109350

Summer residence of Hon. Wm. Tudor Gardiner, Woolwich, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Woolwich Client: William Tudor Gardiner Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 109154

Joanne & Dick Warrens' summer house, Dedham, 1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Dedham Client: Dick Warren Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109345

Summer residence at Christmas Cove for Mr. Murray Shipley, South Bristol, 1916-1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916–1918 Location: South Bristol Client: Murray Shipley Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

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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."

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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

The residences of Summer Street reflect Hampden’s 19th century wealth, for Hampden was a place of increasing industrialization.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

The Dark Harbor summer residents enjoyed the pleasures of the Tarratine Club, offering golf in the 1890s, yachting in the 1920s and tennis in the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

Those whose livelihood was on the water and summer residents alike enjoyed a picnic at the beach or a ride in a boat.

My Maine Stories

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"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.

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A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin

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A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.