The Ricker Family: The Mansion/Resort Itself, c.1930

In a previous post, I finally began to post a few clips from my archive of home movies from the Ricker family, founders of Poland Spring water. People travelled to the Poland Spring resort from all over the country, and celebrities like Mae West had the precious fluid shipped to them cross-country by the case. It wasn’t just the mysterious healing properties – it was also a very high class item to have at the bar, in an era before fancy waters were common.

This clip is straightforward – just a pan over the astonishingly large resort/mansion at Poland Spring, Maine and some of its surroundings. More to come – just laying the grounds with some atmospheric images.

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