1900 Antique CAPE COTTAGE CASINO Portland Maine PHOTO PAPERWEIGHT Amusement Park For Sale
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1900 Antique CAPE COTTAGE CASINO Portland Maine PHOTO PAPERWEIGHT Amusement Park:
Scarce antique souvenir photographic paperweight depicting the Casino at Cape Cottage, Portland, Maine, made by A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York, circa 1900 - 1910, glass with sepia-toned image, 4" x 2-1/2" x 3/4". A touch of mild surface wear, otherwise fine, attractive condition, with no cracks or chips and excellent contrast and clarity to image.
The Cape Cottage Casino was part of an amusement park conceived by Portland's electric railway system in the last decade of the 19th century to generate traffic on the city's trolley lines. The palatial casino, completed in 1899, remained a tourist destination until it was sold in 1922, reduced in size, and converted to a private residence that served as the centerpiece of a housing development.
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