Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives (photographer uncredited).

Schoolchildren line up in front of the A.C. Crocker grocery store, located near Morrill’s Corner at 1147 Forest Avenue, in September 1946.

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/.