Congress Street and the upper H.H. Hay building, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Politician and diplomat William Widgery Thomas Jr. captured a snapshot of Congress Street and the upper H.H. Hay Building on a bustling day in Portland circa 1915. Thomas took or collected many photographs of the landmarks and buildings in his hometown of Portland.

The Hay Company was established in 1841 by Henry H. Hay as a wholesale and retail drug business, dealing also in paints, oils, and dyestuffs. After Hay died in 1895, his sons carried on the business under the name H.H. Hay & Sons.

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  • Title: Congress Street and the upper H.H. Hay building, Portland, ca. 1920
  • Creator: William Widgery Thomas
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 8.3 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2780, 2014.180.55
  • Collection: William Widgery Thomas collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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