Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
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Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negative
Group of 6 Portland High School students training as soda fountain servers ("soda jerkers") at Sealtest Dairy ice cream plant (329 Commercial Street). Group of 6 young women at counter, each holding an ice cream soda .
Left to right: Shirley Butland, Irene Meehan, Evelyn Honan, Ellen Hawkes, Barbara Hall, Gwen Libby.
Form article caption: "The shortage of boys employed as drug store soda-jerkers may not be so tough on customers after all- as soon as these recruits are placed at local fountains. The six Portland High School girls are among a group being trained in the art at a local ice cream plant to replace workers called into the armed services."
Photo published in the Portland Sunday Telegram, on 24 May 1942.
"Ice Cream Soda Servers in Training, 1942" (1942). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 141.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses