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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

17248 (right) and 84367 (left)

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negatives


Views of the Animal Refuge League, 1 Pleasant Street. The address is on the northwest corner of Pleasant Street and Center Street. Portland's Animal Refuge League was incorporated in 1911, and in 1956 Maine's former Governor Percival P. Baxter helped to fund and establish the League's expanded location at 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook.

Left image: Exterior view of the Animal Refuge League, 1 Pleasant Street, from southeast. Center Street at right. Photo taken as the A.R.L. prepared for the relocation to Westbrook.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 6 October 1956.

Right image: Animal Refuge League manager Arthur J. Carbee, with a kitten he rescued. The young cat fell down a chimney at the rear of 50 Free Street, and Carbee solved the problem by putting some cat food in a pail and lowering it down the chimney on a rope. The kitten jumped into the pail and Carbee was able to hoist her up to safety.
Photo published in the Portland Sunday Telegram, on 3 December 1939.


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Gorham's Corner


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Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.