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Name Richmont
Number of Library records 1
Number of Object records 2
Number of Photo records 1

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Image of Dish, Eating - WHC 2010.49

Dish, Eating - WHC 2010.49

Limoges chinaware dish found at "Richmont," the home of Mr. Henry H. Windsor of Chicago at the turn of the century and now owned by the McLeans. The home overlooks Lake Megunticook. This plate has the following stamped on the back: "Haviland, France. The Madeleine. Haviland & Co. J McD & S co. Limoges." The J McD & S co could mean Jones, McDuffee and Stratton (1871-1960), a Boston importer of china. The maker's mark "Haviland, France" was used by Haviland from 1894-1931.

Image of Bottle - WHC 2010.49

Bottle - WHC 2010.49

Bottles found at "Richmont," the home of Mr. Henry H. Windsor of Chicago at the turn of the century and now owned by the McLeans. The home overlooks Lake Megunticook. One is a Dr. True's Elixir bottle. This elixir, a laxative and tape worm remedy, was patented by a doctor in Auburn, Maine and sold from the 1850's to the early 1900's. The second is a Foss Liquid Fruit Flavor bottle. This company operated in Portland from the late 1800's to the mid 20th-century.

Image of Book - WHC 2012.24

Book - WHC 2012.24

History of "Richmont," the Rich family estate on Rt. 105 in Hope, Maine. Purchased in 1991 by singer Don McLean, it is now called by its former name "Lakeview." Built circa 1907, the property was purchased in 1914 by Henry Haven Windsor, a wealthy businessman from Chicago. Upon Windsor's death from influenza, Walter J. Rich, Sr. of New York City bought the 180-acre property in 1924 as a summer home and renamed it "Richmont," and the property remained in the Rich family until 1966.

Image of Print, Photomechanical - WHC 2014.58

Print, Photomechanical - WHC 2014.58

Panoramic letterpress print captioned "Camden, Maine. Lake Megunticook and Mount Megunticook from Piazza of Residence of Henry H. Windsor." The Windsor estate was later owned by the Rich family and known as "Richmont." It is now the home of singer Don McLean. Print is cut from the Glimpses of Camden series of tourist books by J.R. Prescott.