This photograph, from the front page of the Nov. 11, 1948, Portland Evening Express, shows Gerald A. Trenholm of Portland, who was preparing to celebrate his fifth birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

Grace Perron holds a finished apple pie at St. Joseph's College in Standish to give out at a local food pantry in November 2010.

Grace Perron holds a finished apple pie at St. Joseph’s College in Standish to give out at a local food pantry in November 2010. John Patriquin /Staff Photographer

In a similar scene from November 2010, 9-year-old Grace Perron holds an apple pie she helped prepare for Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry in Standish.

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 www.pressherald.com/flashback/.