Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives.

This uncredited photograph was printed on Page 12 of the Feb. 2, 1938, Portland Evening Express, with the following caption:

“The first Ski Club, as well as the first co-educational activity attempted at Portland High School, these willing youngsters were caught by the camera man at one of their practice sessions on the slopes of the Eastern Promenade. Front row, left to right: James P. Jordan, Jr., alumni instructor, Flint Nichols, Ralph Quinn, Marjorie Brewer, Richard Harvey, John Thompson, and Edward Pennell. Back row, left to right: Ann Libby, Irene Johnson, Ruth Greene, Mildred Kroot, Dorothy Quinn, Elinor Rounds, Mary A. Bosworth, faculty advisor, Dorothy Ann Cole, Dorothy McLewin, Alice Hinds and Betty Ballard.”

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

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