Alarums and Excursions : An Amusement Record of Mount Desert Island
The collection is a ten page magazine style publication from the early 20th century, consisting of social announcements, advertisements, schedules of entertainments, and short literary pieces. The volume deals largely with the social life of Bar Harbor, Maine.
- Creation: Early 1900s
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Originally incorporated as the Town of Eden, the town’s name was changed to Bar Harbor in 1918. The town, with its wealthy and powerful summer visitors, had become a rival with Newport, Rhode Island as the place to be seen and to play in the 1880’s through the first part of the 20th century. President Taft could be seen playing golf at Kebo Golf Club in August 1910. The garden parties at the Pot and Kettle club were attended by ladies and gentlemen in the beautiful long dresses and attire of the time. (excerpted from https://barharborhistorical.org/town-history/ ; accessed 8/29/2023)
1 volume (10 pages including front/back covers.) : (31 x 25 cm.)
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- Bar Harbor (Me.) -- History
- Bar Harbor (Me.) -- Social Life and Customs -- 20th century
- Mount Desert Island (Me.) -- Social Life and Customs -- 20th century
- Guide to Alarums and Excursions : An Amusement Record of Mount Desert Island
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- Peter Altmann
- August 2023
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