Bar Harbor Photos From the Early 1900s

  • March 31, 2015
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If you’ve ever visited Maine, you know that it’s one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the United States. Well, definitely in the summer. Winters can be brutal, so you really have to be a snowbird to enjoy winter up there. We uncovered a series of photos at the Library of Congress, showing Bar Harbor, Maine in the 1900s. Click on any of them for a larger, more detailed version.

Bar Harbor from Great Hill, Mount Desert Island, Maine
Bar Harbor from Great Hill, Mount Desert Island, Maine
Source: Library of Congress
Bar Harbor from Great Hill, Mount Desert Island, Maine Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor from Great Hill, Mount Desert Island, Maine Bar Harbor
Source: Library of Congress

These images are truly amazing and stunning. Make sure you’re clicking on them for larger versions to see the details in them. They’re amazing.

The Louisburg, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
The Louisburg, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
Source: Library of Congress

If you’ve ever visited, you know it’s a lovely place in the summer, and the best place for blueberry pies, arguably in the world! Check out the town’s official website and plan a trip for you and your family. I know I’d love to go back soon to enjoy some vacation time.

Along the shore path, Bar Harbor, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
Along the shore path, Bar Harbor, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
Source: Library of Congress
The Catholic Church, Bar Harbor, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
The Catholic Church, Bar Harbor, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
Source: Library of Congress

These last two photos show the view from Newport House, which sadly was demolished in 1938. Built in 1869, it’s just south of where Agamont Park is today.

The Harbor from Newport House, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
The Harbor from Newport House, Mt. [i.e. Mount] Desert Island, Me.
Source: Library of Congress
The Harbor from Newport House, Mt. Desert Island, ME.
The Harbor from Newport House, Mt. Desert Island, ME.

We found these among a group of great Bar Harbor photos that you can find here. And of course, check out this cool map of the town from 1904. Now, who’s going to be planning a trip up there for the summer?