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Arlington House Hotel

Arlington House Hotel
1916 - 1919
This black and white photograph captures the Arlington House, a grand hotel located in Arlington. A dirt road cuts across the midground of the image. Along the near side of the road, in the foreground of the image, are two mature, deciduous trees growing along a grassy strip. The large, three-story, hipped-roof, wood-frame hotel is centered on the far side of the road and fills much of the picture frame. A large, two-story porch, with decorative brackets and balustrade, graces the façade. Several wooden chairs provide seating along the first and second stories of the porch. An American flag, showing 48 stars, hangs over the first story of the porch. Writing on the transom light over one of the façade entrances reads: "Ladies Entrance." A sign with a bell at the right end of the porch indicates that a telephone is available within the hotel. A sign posted a window at the right end of the porch indicates that some product is sold at the hotel. A smaller, American flag hangs below the sign. Two signs posted at the left end of the porch read: "Arlington House" and "[???] Room and Ice Cream Parlor." Wooden walkways approach two sets of steps at the front of the hotel. A very low, stone wall lines the front edge of the lawn. Some type of pump, possibly for water or gas, is located at the right edge of the front lawn, along the road. A 1910s-era automobile is parked in a small parking lot to the right of the hotel. The canopy top has been lowered. The license plate on the front of the vehicle suggests the date of the image is around 1916-1919. An old horse-drawn cart sits atop a small hill to the rear of the hotel. A second, large, wood-frame building is located to the left of the hotel and is cut off at the edge of the picture frame. Tall, leafy, deciduous trees line the roadway and partially obscure the façades of the buildings. The thick foliage suggests a summer season. This photograph was taken by a photographer for the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. and contributed to the Landscape Change Program by the Penobscot Marine Museum, located in Searsport, ME. Eastern Illustrating was a postcard company located in Belfast, ME that took thousands of photographs throughout New England and upstate New York between 1909 through the 1950s. To order a print of this image or to learn more about the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company Collection visit our website: email:
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Arlington House. Arlington, Vt. 5.
Automobiles; Buildings; Central business districts; Commercial buildings; Culture; Deciduous; Electric lines--Poles and towers; Forests and Plants; Hotels; Human Constructs; Landscapes; Living Things; Nature; Roads; Roads, Earth; Season; Shade trees; Sidewalks; Streets; Summer; Time; Transportation; Trees; Village communities; Wagons; Wooden-frame buildings;
Penobscot Marine Museum
Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company
Submitted By:
Elizabeth André
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Glass Negative
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Epson Perfection V750 Pro. Computer is an Intel Pentium 4. Scanning software is Silverfast.
Image Scanned By:
Kevin Johnson
Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company
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License plate
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