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An image scanned from a color postcard depicting the Mount Desert Reading Room in Bar Harbor, Maine. Undated.

The Mount Desert Reading Room was constructed in the Shingle Style in 1887 and was a hub of summer social activities until its destruction in the Fire of 1947. The site is presently occupied by the Bar Harbor Inn.

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MS 420, Pottle Postcard Collection


Maine, Bar Harbor, Reading Room, society, shingle style, beaches, postcard

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