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Creation Date

5-3-1938

Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negatives (2)

Description

Portland's Shanty Town. The Back Bay dump, the last frontier for pioneering Portlanders, will serve no more as a haven for jobless men, the City Council decreed Monday night. Today, Shanty Town was shrouded in gloom. Bill Powers [at left] and his wife must leave the shack for which he paid $30 last Fall. At right is the Main Stem, all of which is to be cleared away to make Marginal Way sightly for motorists.

Keywords

Portland, Me., Bayside, Great depression, Shanty towns

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