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Throwback Travel: Maine’s Lobster Kitsch

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Summer, 1952. Beauty contestants on the rock-ribbed Maine coast claw their way through a five-year-old summer celebration, the Rockland Lobster Festival. The combination of innocent self-promotion and melted butter seems just right for New England’s “Vacationland”—a slogan stamped on Maine’s license plates since 1936. The feast—now the Maine Lobster Festival—still draws thousands of fans each year. Here’s a brief look at the famous fete through a throwback lens.

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in July

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in July.

The Maine Attraction

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Feel like winter just crept up on you? Not quite ready for the holidays? Herewith, IT provides the ultimate antidote to light-festival-and-Christmas-market overload, a description of photo editor Linda Meyerriecks’s summer vacation in Maine: We rented a house on Rackliff Island not far from Rockland, in the middle of Wyeth country. One of our favorite…