Portland's Etz Chaim Synagogue — Flashback

Portland's Etz Chaim Synagogue, located at the top of India Street in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood, as it was in 1941.

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Biddeford's MERC site — Flashback

The site of the former Maine Energy Recovery Co. in Biddeford, shown before and after the garbage incinerator's demolition.

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Congregants of Portland's Hellenic Orthodox Church in 1961 — Flashback

A 1961 photograph of the "Daughters of Penelope" in front of the Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church on Pleasant Street in Portland’s West End.

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Skiing in Portland's Deering Oaks in 1963 — Flashback

Five college students enjoy their winter break in 1963 with a ski excursion in Portland's Deering Oaks.

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The Press Herald's sidewalk website, 1941 — Flashback

In 1941, Press Herald reporters posted news updates and headlines outside the Federal Street entrance to their building at 390 Congress St.

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Portland High School's 1938 Ski Club — Flashback

A photograph of Portland High School's first-ever co-educational student activity group, the Ski Club of 1938.

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883 Congress St. — Flashback

A photograph of a long-lost garage on lower Congress Street, near the present-day Maine Medical Center campus, on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Portland's Congress Street in 1942 — Flashback

The building at 510 Congress St., the current location of a CVS pharmacy, boasted a stunning art deco interior in 1942 when it opened as Grant's Department Store.

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Falmouth's Hurricane Ski Slope in 1966 — Flashback

Three photos, originally published in the Feb. 28, 1966, Portland Press Herald, show a busy sunny day at a long-lost ski area in Falmouth.

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Woodfords Corner in 1947 — Flashback

Portland's Woodfords Corner as it was on May 12, 1947.

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The Gorham Community Ski Tow in 1970 — Flashback

Three photos originally published in the Dec. 31, 1970, Portland Evening Express depict a small ski area that operated on the outskirts of Gorham village.

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Flashback: Franklin Street, before and after urban renewal

Compare historic photos of Portland's Franklin Street in 1963, before urban renewal, with the same scenes today.

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Flashback: Portland's NAACP

Historic photos from 1967, 1978 and 1986 chronicle some of the activism that the Portland branch of the NAACP brought to Maine.

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Flashback: Ice-covered fishing vessel, 1955

A fishing boat with frozen rigging is docked in Portland Harbor in this Press Herald photograph from January 1955.

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Flashback: City Hall's lost neighbors

A photo from the Portland Press Herald's archives shows two small buildings that occupied a corner lot behind Merrill Auditorium. They were sold to the city for $5,000 and demolished.

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Flashback: New Years of old

New Year's celebrations from 1939, 1950, and 1988, from the Portland Public Library's archival collection of historic Portland Press Herald photographic negatives.

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Flashback: Dogsledding down Forest Avenue in 1947

A photo from the Portland Press Herald's archives shows Perry Greene and his dogsledding team racing down Forest Avenue near the University of Southern Maine campus.

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Flashback: Monument Square under renovation in 1973

A photo from the Portland Press Herald's archives shows the construction project that closed Monument Square to cars in 1973.

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