What's In A Picture?
These days the plowman is king after it snows, but more than a century ago Mainers had a different way of dealing with a heavy snowfall. Instead of clearing away the snow, towns would contract with people like the two hardy-looking characters shown here to pull a snow roller through town, compacting the snow and providing a smooth surface for the sleighs and pungs that were used in winter before the invention of the automobile. The system had the added benefit of not creating snowdrifts, allowing customers to easily access Walter Remick’s grocery store and Willis H.
Guards at "Shawshank" rolled out the welcome mat around 1910.
The raising of a sub off Maine added insult to injury in 1939.
A Sanford trolley operator found himself on the brink in 1947.
A surgery in Portland was a surprisingly messy affair more than a century ago.
Prohibition served up plenty of temptation in Maine during the 1920s.
A classy car and an even more impressive driver attracted attention in Caribou seventy-five years ago.
Before William Wegman there was Harry L. Plummer and Jennie Flagg in the Lewiston Evening Journal.
The Maxim family's severe faces are nearly as powerful as the deadly machine in this family portrait from 1898.
Maine shipbuilders helped America's greatest ship reclaim her dignity more than a century ago.