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    1938: The winner of the soapbox derby race is hoisted onto the shoulders of officials as everyone else tries to crowd into the picture on Park Avenue, viewed from east with the Portland Stadium at right.

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    1938: Overlooked by the police station in the background, children tuck themselves in a tight group under the fountain in Lincoln Park on a hot day.

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    1937: Group of men with Charles Lindbergh at center

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    1937: Deering High School graduation.

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    1960: These Camp Mendota boys have just arrived at Union Station and are anticipating weeks away from their families but together in Casco.

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    1944: Children swim in the pond out of the frame to the right and people lounge on the lawn at Deering Oaks.

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    1945: Crowds joyously dancing in the streets of Portland to celebrate V-J Day.

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    1941: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt holds up his hat as he inspects the Navy yard at Kittery, followed by crowds.

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    1942: People pack the wharves of the South Portland Shipyard to honor the men and women who built the Liberty Ships, the Ocean Merchant, and the Ocean Pilgrim and to wish the ships godspeed.

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    1940: Kids sell lemonade in park Lincoln Park.

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    1940: Spectators pack together on Park Avenue to watch a soapbox derby race.

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    1960: Shirtless, bearded, tattooed men press together in a happy tangle.

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    1938: A dog hopes to join children crowding onto the floating dock at East End Beach.

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    1960: Crowds pack onto East End Beach in June.

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    1944: Memorial Day celebrated with a big parade and crowds in Monument Square.

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    1951: A barber's picnic with spaghetti and bocce. Portland and South Portland barbers - 68 - gathered at the Yarmouth farm of John Nappi for their annual field day.

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    1938: Shoppers wait to be served at a Portland market.

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    1951: Armistice Day parade in Portland when thousands turned out.

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    1938: Group of children in schoolyard.

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    1938: Nurses capped at Maine General Hospital.

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    1960: Deering High School graduation

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    1950: Swimmers in the Peaks to Portland Swim line up while onlookers line the Peaks' pier.

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    1938: Rudy Vallee conducts the Lincoln Junior High School student orchestra in playing Maine's "Stein Song."

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    1960: Children's group, at water fountain. Pretty sure that even then you weren't supposed to put your mouth on the spigot.

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    1955: The premiere of The Virgin Queen, with Bette Davis at the Strand Theater, 565 Congress Street

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    1938: Packed trolley car on a special run in Monument Square.

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    1938: John M. Stevens poses at Stevens Drug Store, 669 Forest Avenue.

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    1937: Outdoor party on the Portland waterfront

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