A 1938 Press Herald news photograph shows the Porteous, Mitchell and Braun department store in downtown Portland. The building was acquired and renovated during the 1990s to become the Maine College of Art.

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/.