Jan. 28, 2015, photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer; historic photo courtesy Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives (photographer uncredited).

A 1955 Press Herald photograph shows the High Street courtyard of the Portland Museum of Art during a snowstorm.

In a 2015 photo of the same scene, a man with a shovel walks past the same copper beech tree on Jan. 28.

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