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"Man on the Street"

Street scene, Monument Square, Portland, ca. 1924
Street scene, Monument Square, Portland, ca. 1924Item Contributed by
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The Portland Evening Express ran a regular article called “We Have With Us”, and “With Us Today”, which featured a man on the street style photograph and a short story on the subject. This seemingly mundane feature offers a great look into the lives of regular people.

An article from the Evening Express in April 1927 that featured a man named George H. Moy read,

George H. Moy was quite an important figure in the class of 1901, Deering High School, if we are to judge from his record. Not content with the honor of being editor-in-chief of the school paper, Breccia, he proceeded to romp away with saluterian honors at graduation. Upon leaving school he entered the employ of the City of Portland as rod man in the Department of Public Works. He was such a good rod man that he worked himself out of that position to the more exhalted office off division engineer, which means supervision of the designing and constructing of our sewerage system. His superiors consider him an excellent engineer and an invaluable man to the city.

Dancause and Moore in conversation, Portland ca. 1930
Dancause and Moore in conversation, Portland ca. 1930Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media