This undated photograph from the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram print archives shows North Windham’s Route 302, looking southeast toward Portland.
The old photograph and the 2014 view of the same area (below) share few recognizable landmarks in common, but the “Italian Sandwiches” sign seems to mark the present-day location of Feroci’s Pizzeria, and some of the lighting fixtures in the strip mall parking lot on the left appear to have survived the area’s many transformations.
Contemporary photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer; historic photo from the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram print archives (photographer uncredited).
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/.