Festival-goers browse wooden toys on Fore Street during the second annual Old Port Festival on June 2, 1974. The published caption identifies the subjects as Mrs. Ralph Bartholomew, her sons Ralph Jr, 4, and David, 2, and Mrs. Howard Smith (following the convention of the time, women are identified by their husbands’ names).

The Portland Room of the Portland Public Library is in the process of organizing and conserving the archival collection of original Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photographic negatives — a major collection that spans from 1937 to 2005. Find more photos at www.pressherald.com/flashback/.

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