Tag Archives: Maine

Maine Motel, South Portland, Maine

This image is a typical promotional picture of a motel for visitors to take with them when they leave. In this instance, it is of the Maine Motel in South Portland, Maine.

Yankee Color Photograph by Roger Maconi

The description states:

MAINE MOTEL

Rte. U. S. 1 — Maine Pike Exit 7

606 Main Street — South Portland, Me.

2 1/2 miles south of Downtown Portland

Attractive Soundproof rooms, with free TV, guest controlled hot water heat, tub and shower and room phones. Pets welcomed.

Your hosts, Louela and Henry

–This is a more modest type of motel with few outdoor amenities that would later be typical, such as swimming pools and playgrounds. 

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Shops and Municipal Pier, Bar Harbor, Maine

This image shows a few of the shops near the municipal pier in Bar Harbor, Maine, located on Mt. Desert Island.

Color by Alton Johnson

The description states:

Frenchman’s Bay Boating Co. and Municipal Pier, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Bar Harbor is a very popular tourist destination along the coast of Maine, including visits from commercial cruise liners which anchor in the bay.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Bar Harbor Municipal Pier, Mt. Desert Island, Maine

This image shows the parking lot and a portion of the municipal pier in Bar Harbor providing transportation for visitors to and from Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Color by Alton Johnson

The description states:

Mt. Desert Island Information Booth on the Municipal Pier at Bar Harbor, Maine.

–Prior to 1947 Bar Harbor was a summer destination for the extremely wealthy, who built palatial summer homes in the town. During the disastrous fire of that year, 67 of these mansions were destroyed along with over 100 other homes and 5 grand hotels.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.