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Sorrento (1888)

Map Title

Sorrento, Maine. Property of the Frenchmans Bay and Mt. Desert Land and Water Co. Office Bar Harbor, ME. Office 17 Milk St. Boston, Mass.


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Joseph L. Jones


Smith Lith. (Bangor, ME)


55.9 x 71.1 cm


Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Description of City/Town

The Frenchman’s Bay Land and Water Company will commence laying the pipes from Long Pond to supply Sorrento with water in a few days….The cottages at Sorrento are going on rapidly. The Smith cottage will be completed and ready for occupancy in two weeks, and the twin cottages soon after. These cottages have open fireplaces and chimneys of stone, and the buildings, under the supervision of W. Lawrence, are models of beauty and convenience. The masonry is done by Henry Workman. A party from Chicago recently purchased thirty acres of land here and several lots for building have been sold the past week.

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, July 11, 1887

Historic Newspaper References

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, September 28, 1887

Mr. Joseph Jones, the artist of the establishment of Mr. Frank K. Smith, went to Sorrento yesterday to make sketches for a lithograph of that place, showing its advantages. The lithographs are to be made for the Sorrento Land and Water Company.

Mount Desert Herald, September 30, 1887

Mr. Frank K. Smith of Bangor is making a fine lithograph of Sorrento for the proprietors of that resort. Mr. Joseph Jones, the artist connected with Mr. Smith’s establishment, is at Sorrento making sketches for the view.

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, January 18, 1888

Mr. Frank K. Smith at his establishment on Exchange street, is preparing to make some lithographs of Sorrento. Several views of the town with its accompanying attractions will be given and the beauties of the resort will be set forth in the best possible manner. The stones are now being prepared to make the impression and some fine lithographs are expected.

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, January 27, 1888

The stones are now being prepared at the establishment of Mr. F. K. Smith, on Exchange street, for lithographs of Sorrento. A bird’s eye and a number of other views will be given of the place and its attractions set forth in the best possible manner. More lithographs of the choice German art works will soon be made. The proof of the first attempts in this line indicates an excellent success and proves that first-class work can be done at the establishment.

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, March 3, 1888

Mr. F. K. Smith has just finished some fine lithographs of Sorrento.

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Sorrento, Hancock County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map


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