This unprinted photo from Sept. 24, 1941, shows news bulletins posted outside the Federal Street entrance of 390 Congress St., the Portland Press Herald’s home until 2010. The day’s headlines included news of a major battle between Germans and Soviets near Kiev, Ukraine (see below for a close-up).


A close-up of the day’s headlines, and, at right, the map of Europe that illustrated the locations of major battles:

This photo comes courtesy of the Portland Room of the Portland Public Library, which 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 the 2005. In Flashback, we’ll share some of the highlights, as the archives continue to take shape. Find more at

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