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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Roosevelt-Fairbanks: 1904

Roosevelt-Fairbanks: 1904

1904. Portland, Maine. "Looking down Congress Street from Congress Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Looks Cold

Why aren't the people dressed warmer with all the snow/ice on the sidewalks and street?

[There is no snow or ice here. - tterrace]

The same view today.

Sadly, the J.R. Libby Department Store is gone, but there are still many old friends gracing this historic-looking street.


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