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Historical Items

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Item 103888

Aerial photographer with camera, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Media: Glass Negative

Item 103890

Mobil Oil blimp above Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 103889

Portland Flying Service, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography Eye In The Sky Slideshow In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 2 of 2

Aerial photography enhanced the public’s ability to witness the devastation caused by this iconic flood.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection

… publications; they were especially active in aerial photography and owned several company planes for that purpose.

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII