Maine Historical Society's Acadia Related Items


Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935
Item 17467   info
Maine Historical Society

Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor. Acadia was the first national park in the eastern United States.

Mountain road, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935

Mountain road, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935
Item 17471   info
Maine Historical Society

A cut on a mountain road at Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island.

Profile of Acadia, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Profile of Acadia, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18318   info
Maine Historical Society

"Profile of Acadia, Bar Harbor, Maine" postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

Postcard sets such as this were produced especially for tourists.

Cadillac Mountain road, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935

Cadillac Mountain road, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935
Item 17469   info
Maine Historical Society

The road leading to the summit of Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park.

Sieur de Monts Spring, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935

Sieur de Monts Spring, Acadia National Park, ca. 1935
Item 17468   info
Maine Historical Society

Sieur de Monts Spring, at the entrance to Acadia National Park.

George B. Dorr, a conservation advocate, formed a corporation to buy and conserve land in the Mount Desert Island area. By 1913, the group had purchased some 6,000 acres, which it gave to the federal government. In 1916, this land became Sieur de Monts National Monument.

In 1919, it became Lafayette National Park, the first national park east of the Mississippi. In 1929, the park name changed to Acadia.

Cadillac Mountain Road, Acadia National Park, ca. 1940

Cadillac Mountain Road, Acadia National Park, ca. 1940
Item 75170   info
Maine Historical Society

George W. French took this photograph is of Cadillac Mountain Road and Frenchman's Bay in Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island.

Cadillac Mountain Road winds 3.5 miles to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. The mountain, 1530 ft in elevation, has the highest peak on U.S. Atlantic Coast.

French, a native of Kezar Falls, worked for the Maine Development Commission from 1936-1955, taking photographs to promote tourism and economic development.

Jordan Pond, 1927

Jordan Pond, 1927
Item 15012   info
Maine Historical Society

Jordan Pond near Seal Harbor, in Acadia National Park, when the park was known as Lafayette National Park.

Along the shore path, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Along the shore path, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18314   info
Maine Historical Society

Along the shore path, Bar Harbor, Maine postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine" that are bound together accordion style.

Frenchman's Bay from Cadillac Mountain, ca. 1935

Frenchman's Bay from Cadillac Mountain, ca. 1935
Item 17470   info
Maine Historical Society

The postcard depicts a view of Frenchman's Bay from the Cadillac Mountain road at Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island.

The Bowl, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

The Bowl, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18335   info
Maine Historical Society

Postcard of Acadia National Park showing the Bowl, ca. 1930.

This postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

Bridge Over Duck Brook, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Bridge Over Duck Brook, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18312   info
Maine Historical Society

This postcard of Bridge Over Duck Brook, Bar Harbor, is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine" that are bound together accordion style.

Emery Path, Bar Harbor, ca. 1902

Emery Path, Bar Harbor, ca. 1902
Item 18313   info
Maine Historical Society

Stone steps on Emery Path, Bar Harbor.

This postcard is one of a set entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island."

Cadillac Mountain Road, Eagle Lake, ca. 1930

Cadillac Mountain Road, Eagle Lake, ca. 1930
Item 18315   info
Maine Historical Society

Cadillac Mountain Road and Eagle Lake, Bar Harbor, Maine postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine" that are bound together accordion style.

Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18321   info
Maine Historical Society

Bar Harbor from Bar Island showing Cadillac Mt. This postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

Great Head, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Great Head, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18334   info
Maine Historical Society

Postcard entitled, "South along shore from Great Head, Bar Harbor, Me."

This postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

Thunder Hole, Bar Harbor, 1930

Thunder Hole, Bar Harbor, 1930
Item 18319   info
Maine Historical Society

Thunder Hole, Bar Harbor, postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

Periodically, a booming sound is created at this rock formation as tidal waters wash in and out.

Great Head, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1930

Great Head, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1930
Item 18324   info
Maine Historical Society

Great Head (highest point on Atlantic Coast), Bar Harbor, postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style. Postcard sets such as this were produced especially for tourists.

Cadillac Mountain Road and Jordan Pond, ca. 1930

Cadillac Mountain Road and Jordan Pond, ca. 1930
Item 18326   info
Maine Historical Society

Cadillac Mountain road and Jordan Pond, Mt. Desert Island, are featured as part of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

Bubble Pond, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Bubble Pond, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18329   info
Maine Historical Society

Postcard entitled, "Bubble Pond from new mountain road, Bar Harbor, Maine," ca. 1930.

This postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

Sieur de Monts Spring, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Sieur de Monts Spring, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18330   info
Maine Historical Society

Sieur de Monts Spring in Bar Harbor is featured on a postcard that is part of a series, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine, Mt. Desert Island."

Cathedral Rock, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Cathedral Rock, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18322   info
Maine Historical Society

Cathedral Rock, Bar Harbor, Maine, Mt. Desert Island postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordian style. Postcard sets such as this were produced especially for tourists.

Bubble Pond stone bridge, Bar Harbor, ca. 1940

Bubble Pond stone bridge, Bar Harbor, ca. 1940
Item 75171   info
Maine Historical Society

The Bubble Pond stone bridge is one of many bridges in Acadia National Park. The bridge's stone facing is made of granite that was quarried locally from Mount Desert Island. John D. Rockefeller Jr. financed Acadia's carriage roads and bridges from 1913-1940.

George W. French, who took the photograph, was a Maine Development Commission photographer hired to promote the state's tourism industry.

Rocky Point, Salisbury Cove, ca. 1930

Rocky Point, Salisbury Cove, ca. 1930
Item 18332   info
Maine Historical Society

A postcard entitled, "Rocky Point at Salisbury Cove, Bar Harbor, Maine," is part of a set of postcards of Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, and Acadia National Park.

This is probably "star cave," located on shoreline of the current campus of Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab.

Jordan Pond Path and South Bubble, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Jordan Pond Path and South Bubble, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18317   info
Maine Historical Society

Jordan Pond path and South Bubble, Bar Harbor, Maine postcard is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine" that are bound together accordion style. Postcard sets such as this were produced especially for tourists.

Long Pond from Rockefeller Road, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1930

Long Pond from Rockefeller Road, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1930
Item 18325   info
Maine Historical Society

The postcard entitled "Long Pond from Rockefeller Road, Bar Harbor, Maine" is one of a set of cards entitled, "Scenes of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine Mt. Desert Island" that are bound together accordion style.

The road is now called the Cadillac Mountain Road.

Baron St. Castin (1650-1712)

Baron St. Castin (1650-1712)
Item 20760   info
Maine Historical Society

Baron Jean Vincent de St. Castin was born in France and served in the French military in Acadia in the early 17th century.

He married a Penobscot woman, Pidianiske (baptized as Molly Mathilde) and was active in the beaver fur trade, establishing a trading post at Castine.

He engaged in many military skirmishes against the English for dominance over land in Nova Scotia and northern Maine between 1665 and 1712.

Bay Drive entering Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Bay Drive entering Bar Harbor, ca. 1930
Item 18327   info
Maine Historical Society

A postcard shows Bay Drive entering Bar Harbor. It is part of a bound set of scenes of the area.

Bar Harbor and Bar Island, ca. 1930

Bar Harbor and Bar Island, ca. 1930
Item 18328   info
Maine Historical Society

A postcard of Bar Harbor and Bar Island from the air, ca. 1930

It is part of a set of scenes of the Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert area.

Balance Rock and Bar Island, ca. 1930

Balance Rock and Bar Island, ca. 1930
Item 18333   info
Maine Historical Society

The postcard is entitled, "Shore path showing Balance Rock and Bar Island, Bar Harbor, Maine," ca. 1930.

It was part of a bound set of postcards.

Article of submission to British, March 2, 1760

Article of submission to British, March 2, 1760
Item 17240   info
Maine Historical Society

The British government required the Acadians to file "articles of submission" to show their allegiance to England.

In this document, William Johnson. Charles Johnson, Claud Sonia and Nora Labeauve of Pokamuch in Acadia, give their submission to Joseph Frye. Part of the agreement includes turning in their firearms.

General Plan for Western Promenade, Portland, 1905

General Plan for Western Promenade, Portland, 1905
Item 62538   info
Maine Historical Society

Mayor James P. Baxter requested this map of the Western Promenade in Portland. It was made by the landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers in 1905.

It was among the maps of Portland's planned park system that were included in Baxter's book, The Park System of Portland.

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was one of America's foremost landscape architects, and his firm, the Olmsted Brothers, designed Portland's Eastern and Western Promenades, the grounds of the Governor's mansion in Augusta, State House and Capitol Park in Augusta, and the motor roads of Acadia National Park, among their projects.

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