Portland Evening Express Dec. 1 1945

Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

A team of shovelers walks up Brackett Street in Portland’s West End in this photograph published in the Dec. 1, 1945, edition of the Portland Evening Express. Visible in the background is the Maine General Hospital, known today as Maine Medical Center.

In a photograph taken on Jan. 28, 2015, Heidi Drexel of Portland walks along Hamblet Avenue in Portland on her way to go sledding with her children Duncan, 2, and George, 4, right.

Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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/.