June 10, 2015, photo by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer; May 23, 1979, photo by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer, courtesy of the Portland Press Herald print archives

A May 23, 1979, Portland Press Herald photograph shows the entrance to the Funtown U.S.A. amusement park on Saco’s Route 1. A view from the same vantage point in 2015 shows that the drive-in restaurant has gone, but the car dealership and the landmark sign remain.

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