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Historical Items

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Item 78874

The Rockaway Hotel, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 79563

The Summit House Hotel in South Bristol Village, ca. 1910

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: South Bristol Media: Postcard

Mystery Corner Item

Item 101517

Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Jordan, Biddeford, 1916

Mystery Corner Item Who were the Jordans, where were they from?

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-11 Location: Biddeford Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

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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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San Life: the Western Maine Sanatorium, 1928-1929

Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

… Bar Harbor Times, 20 June 1934 Rusticators were visitors who flocked to the island from cities, seeking relief from the noise and pollution of…

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Acadia National Park

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… Memorial Library As Mount Desert Island’s visitor count rose, many wealthy rusticators opted for greater luxury and privacy and built their own…