December 10, 2013

Flashback: South Portland's Legion Square

Legion Square in 1958 and in 2013.

By Christian MilNeil cmilneil@pressherald.com
Online Content Producer

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Photo of Legion Square in South Portland for flashback column. A traffic circle now sits in the middle of the square. November 30, 2013. John Ewing/staff Photographer.

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Photo of Legion Square in South Portland for flashback column. A traffic circle now sits in the middle of the square. November 30, 2013. John Ewing/staff Photographer.

Two views of South Portland's Legion Square, in 1958 and in 2013. The photo from 1958 was apparently unused in print, and so the names of the children are unknown.

The historic photo comes from the Portland Room collection at the Portland Public Library, where the photographic negatives from the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Portland Evening Express are currently being archived and catalogued. In Flashback, we'll periodically share some of our favorites from this collection, which spans from the 1930s to the 1990s. See more at www.pressherald.com/flashback.

Historic photo from the Press Herald archives housed at the Portland Public Library; contemporary photo by John Ewing, Staff Photographer.

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