Historic Photos

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The original house: This is the oldest photo we have found, probably taken around 1860-1870. Note that the entrance looks much like it does today with a single door and sunburst design over it.

Scan of a photo that still hangs in the Hawthorne House, this shows a somber group around 1863.

The postcard was made in 1956, and shows the house as it would have appeared around the turn of the century.

A pen and ink of Hawthorne’s Concord, MA “Wayside Inn” house done by J. Fagan. Presented to us by William Hodges in 1980.

In this photo taken around the early 20th century, the speaker and date are unknown, but this is the earliest known photo showing the interior. We estimate 1920-1940.

Date unknown, but this shows the house in its meeting house configuration with the double doors, probably in the late 1800’s.

Locates the Hawthorne House with respect to surrounding towns in this “lake area” of Maine.

This etching shows the house in its meeting house configuration. Date and artist unknown.

Taken in 1988 by Barbara Whitmore, this picturesque brook is located just across the street from the Hawthorne House.

The Hawthorne House, June 2003.

This photo from the early 2000s shows the house of Hawthorne’s uncle Richard Manning. The house is still occupied today and is located just across Dingley Brook from the Hawthorne House.

This etching is still used on our letterhead, even though it shows the house with shutters, which were not original and which are not used today.

Sebago Aerial: This looks from East to West across the approx. 8 mile width of Sebago Lake. Hawthorne’s house is located at the beginning of Raymond Cape, the 5 mile long peninsula that extends into the lake from the right to the center of the photo.

A Google image satellite view from around 2008 of the Hawthorne House neighborhood.


The Hawthorne House is located at the corner of Cape and Hawthorne Roads in Raymond, ME.

This photo was taken by Abel Bates just before Christmas and before the serious snow started that winter.

Painted by Charles Osgood in 1840, this portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne is owned by the Essex Institute of Salem, MA.

A scan of the National Register of Historic places certificate.