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Item 7787

Bay of Naples Inn with steamboat in background

Contributed by: Naples Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Naples

Media: Photographic print

Item 16558

Grindstone Inn, Winter Harbor, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Winter Harbor Historical Society

Date: 1930

Location: Winter Harbor

Media: Postcard

Item 10423

Hand bill advertising the Inn in Oakfield

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Oakfield; Oakfield; Oakfield

Media: Printed hand bill

Tax Records Showing 3 of 8 View All

Item 88139

Item 51042

130-132 Eastern Promenade, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry H Pease

Use: Summer Inn

Item 85120

Ray property, Natick Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clyde Ray

Use: Summer Dwelling

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Poland Spring House, 1889

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.


Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

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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Louisburg Hotel, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

Inns Louisburg Hotel, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library The list of Mount Desert Island inns is long and legendary.

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Seaside House Key Tag, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

The summer tourists stayed in a boarding house/inn, named at various times Seaside House, Seaside Hotel, The Islesborough and Johnson-by-the-Sea.

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Second Islesboro Inn, aerial view, ca. 1950Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society Ryder’s Cove and Hewes Point remained the island’s only…