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    1938: Snow was dumped into the harbor after the storm.

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    1938: Sporting goods store with man waxing a ski and a 'Norway - Home of Ski-ing' poster.

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    1940: James P. Baxter, III at the Maine Historical Society. At the time of this photograph, Baxter, previously a professor of history at Harvard, was president of Williams College.

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    1940: Exterior view of the Super A&P Market on Forest Avenue.

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    1940: The interior of the A&P on Forest Avenue.

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    1940: Duke Ellington at Union Station.

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    1940: The Puritan Tea Room, 566 Congress Street. A menu from 1951 stated 'When you've done your round of shopping, Here's a dainty place for stopping.'

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    1940: Lighthouse at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth

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    1940: Coast Guard crew with rowboat "Cape Elizabeth," at Two Lights.

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    1940: Milledge C. Randall. Coast Guard, Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth.

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    1938: Joseph Jenks pushes Roland Shur on a tricycle on Deering Oaks Pond.

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    1940: Rock Wool Insulation Company building. 317-319 Commercial Street. There is a Marriott hotel in this spot today.

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    1940: Singer Helen Forrest, Benny Goodman, playing clarinet and Muriel Windsor, dancer. At WGAN microphone, on stage.

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    1940: Mr. Augustus M. Spofford, turning in food stamps. The first Food Stamp Program (FSP) began in 1939 and ended in 1943. “We got a picture of a gorge, with farm surpluses on one cliff and under-nourished city folks with outstretched hands on the other. We set out to find a practical way to build a bridge across that chasm,” Milo Perkins, director of the FSP program.

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    1940: The baby hygiene clinic at Portland City Hall featured crates of oranges.

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    1938: Portland Junior College advertising class visits the Portland Press Herald.

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    1940: Portland Fire Department Capt. Robert H. Flaherty demonstrates sliding down a firehouse pole.

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    1940: Tommy Jordan and Tony Dadiego crate the catch on a cold Portland dock.

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    1940: Looking bored, skeptical and/or worried that the ceiling is going to collapse, Portland city councillors inspect a room in a building on Exchange Street that is filled, in part, with bags of oat cereal.

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    1938: Ice skating on Deering Oaks pond.

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    1938: Young men enlisting in U.S. Army; pictured in front of recruiting station.

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    1938: Nothing better than a new Hudson.

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    1940: Portland Park Department employees (one wearing Bean boots) flood ice on Deering Oaks Pond for skating.

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    1938: Thomas J. Baker, Jr., stokes the furnace with coal.

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    1938: Janette Smith, of 150 Falmouth Street adjusts her camera while skiing at Riverside.

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    1938: Proposed site of a filling station at the corner of Brighton Avenue and St. John Street.

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    1938: Painter Marsden Hartley at work on a canvas propped on a chair.

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    1938: Frank Rodriguez, of 807 Broadway, South Portland and sons Dana Rodriguez and Allen Rodriguez are ready for a toboggan ride.

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