Friday, May 11, 2007

Where's the Monkey?!

Our last photo was of the installation of cobblestones on Cross Street in Portland, where they remain to this very day, one of the few streets in Portland's Old Port area that has not been paved over with asphalt. 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 in the Parkside neighborhood, taken in 1942, the year in which German U-boats of WWII began harassing shipping boats on our East Coast. Click on the photo for a larger version to inspect details.

That's a great crowd of little kids! Look at the outfits and hats (again!)... they don't seem to mind that the hurdy gurdy man doesn't have a monkey.

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