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  • Girl on a bicycle with cards in wheels, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Girl on a bicycle with cards in wheels, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Marcia Corliss, of Sunapee, NH. sits in automobile jumpseat at Harrison Horse Show, Aug. 5, 1938. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Marcia Corliss, of Sunapee, NH. sits in automobile jumpseat at Harrison Horse Show, Aug. 5, 1938. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • 1950 New Year's baby. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    1950 New Year's baby. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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    Kids eating icecream, 1951. Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives

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  • Greta Lawrence and Robert Burns read the same book, Nov. 13, 1937. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Greta Lawrence and Robert Burns read the same book, Nov. 13, 1937. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Teacher Ruth Davis reading to children in classroom, March 18, 1941. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Teacher Ruth Davis reading to children in classroom, March 18, 1941. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Freddy Collins with his dog Tippy, at the Pullen Fountain, Federal Street, July, 22, 1948. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Freddy Collins with his dog Tippy, at the Pullen Fountain, Federal Street, July, 22, 1948. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Girl Scouts (Brownies) collecting leaves, July 26, 1951. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Girl Scouts (Brownies) collecting leaves, July 26, 1951. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Girls light a menorah, 1951. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Girls light a menorah, 1951. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Jewish children make menorahs, Dec. 12, 1952. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Jewish children make menorahs, Dec. 12, 1952. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Hebrew School art class, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Hebrew School art class, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Children buying pencils at W.T. Grant Company Department store, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Children buying pencils at W.T. Grant Company Department store, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Little girl sits at the Thanksgiving table, with Portland Fire Department helmet, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Little girl sits at the Thanksgiving table, with Portland Fire Department helmet, 1953. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Mother and children making vaffleren (Norwegian waffles, 1954. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Mother and children making vaffleren (Norwegian waffles,) 1954. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Two girls watch the Fourth of July parade in Portland, 1958. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Two girls watch the Fourth of July parade in Portland, 1958. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • St Patrick's Day dancers, 1960. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    St Patrick's Day dancers, 1960. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • B. Frank Packard, typewriter repairman, with Elizabeth Silverman (daughter of Sally Silverman Wigon). The photo taken at Joe Wigon Office Supply, 28 Free Street, Nov. 11, 1965. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    B. Frank Packard, typewriter repairman, with Elizabeth Silverman (daughter of Sally Silverman Wigon). The photo taken at Joe Wigon Office Supply, 28 Free Street, Nov. 11, 1965. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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  • Portland Fire Department firefighter with children and fire engine, 1968. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.
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    Portland Fire Department firefighter with children and fire engine, 1968. From the Portland Public Library archival collection of Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photos.

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