- Item 103786 - Car broke through ice at Deering Oaks, Portland, 1936
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- Item 103786
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From the Portland Evening Express Saturday, December 26, 1926. “No boys and girls, you must not try out your new skates on the Deering Oaks Pond. It’s unsafe. Harry Venner and Harry Cohen proprietors of the stone waiting room at the park’s entrance, early this morning fastened a plow to their automobile and started scraping the ice. This was the result. A park department tractor, a long rope and a dozen men were required to haul out the machine.”Show Details
Photographers for Gannett Publishing Company worked under the auspices of of Guy Gannett's "Maine-first" policy, which resulted in a proliferation of photographs that not only covered "big" events in Maine, but also the day to day events, which included many automobile accidents.