Thursday, May 31, 2007
Weekly Photo: Going home from work
Our last photo was of a street sweeper in Portland, standing at the top of Forest Avenue where it meets Congress Street. If I'm correct, this corner is not much changed, and until recently housed a leather goods shop.
Here is another photo, courtesy of Abraham Schechter, who runs the Portland Public Library's Portland Room. This time our photo is of another downtown Portland street, this time taken in 1937. Workers are coming off their shift at this old Portland food-producing company, traces of which remain on and in existing buildings even today. Click on the photo for a larger version to inspect details. Can you tell which sloped street this is? Hint: It is not a one-way street, though it crosses one that is.