1959 photograph courtesy of the Portland Public Library special collections and archives; modern-day view rendered from Google Maps

An aerial photograph of East Deering from the August 20, 1959, Portland Evening Express shows Interstate 295 under construction through East Deering near Veranda Street.

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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