Contemporary photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer; historic photo from the Press Herald print archives (photographer uncredited).

This photograph from the Press Herald print archives shows Portland’s skyline as seen from Payson Park, looking across Back Cove, in 1971. The photograph was taken to illustrate a news story about the newly built Casco Bank and Trust Co. building, the 10-story high-rise behind Portland High School in the center of the historic photo.

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