April 6, 2016, photo by Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer; 1960 Portland Evening Express photograph by Gardner Roberts/Staff Photographer, courtesy of Portland Portland Library Special Collections & Archives

A photograph from the July 11, 1960, Portland Evening Express shows a street paving project getting underway on Cumberland Avenue in East Bayside, near the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

A shot captured on April 6, 2016, shows the same scene as it looks today, looking eastward toward Munjoy Hill.

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

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