Spectator at oil fire, Kennebec Street, Portland, ca. 1935

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Spectator at oil fire, Kennebec Street, Portland, ca. 1935

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A child watched as firefighters, far right and left, battled what appears to be an oil tank car blaze on Kennebec Street, near the intersection with Forest Avenue.

The Standard Oil of NY filling station, on 157 Kennebec Street, sat to the left of the blaze, while the smoke concealed a billboard advertising for C.E. Noyes Tires at 195 Forest Avenue. The gas station sold "Tydol" gas from Tidewater Oil Company. Tidewater Oil gas and stations were a well-established brand on the East Coast in the 1920's.

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  • Title: Spectator at oil fire, Kennebec Street, Portland, ca. 1935
  • Creation Date: circa 1935
  • Subject Date: circa 1935
  • Location: Kennebec Street, Portland , Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.3139.1
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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