Tag Archives: Portland

Portland Fire Museum and 3 Dollar Dewey’s | Case #029

About the Film

A single roll of 35mm colour film. 14 exposures total.

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Portland, Maine Fire Museum.

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The sign on the tent reads “Free Minutes”

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Three Dollar Dewey’s is a pub restaurant on commercial street in Portland, Maine.

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A statue honouring Director John Ford. Just on the next block from 3 Dollar Dewey’s

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I love street art like this.

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Licence Plate: 2REDHDS

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Summary

Someone probably local on a photo walk. There are photos of downtown, then what looks like their neighbourhood. This person probably photographed a lot, as this comes across as casual shooting. At the same time, there’s thought and composition.

A Cruise Around Portland | Case # 015

UPDATE!
Thanks to a Reddit user for pointing out this is Portland, MAINE and that the photos may be less than a year old based on public art.

Update March 4th, 2015: Best Guess on the date of these photos is October 2013

The Film

1 Roll of Kodak TMAX 100 black & white film with almost a full set of photos (32).

The Camera

Camera is unknown

The Photos

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This the last image on the roll, it may or may not be the photographer. From this image though, it looks like they’re in a thrift store.

Just by the fancy handheld massage device behind him you can guess it’s after 2000.

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I can relate to this photographer’s love for architecture. They seem to have an affinity to brick, metal, and rust like I do.

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: Asia West store on Commercial Street

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: The Corner of Commercial and Pearl Street

UPDATE: September 26th, 2014
“The photo of the woman on phone, with Pearl Street sign, is in Portland, Maine. See the coffee shop sign in the background – “Port Bean” and compare with the picture part way down this website“Thanks to Ralph McGreevy for the update!

A business woman stands on the street with a cellphone in hand. Several clues as to where and when this was shot are in this single photo. She has a cell phone, so we can guess it’s after 2000 by its size. There are also several signs visible. A speed limit of 30 miles and a United States Postal Box narrow this down to America. I can also see a sign that says “snow hauling” so I can probably figure this isn’t the deep south. Also, Pearl Street is visible.

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This next revealing photo shows we’re on the coast! The ship in view is the Carnival Glory. This ship was completed in 2003. It’s permanent dry dock as of 2009 is Miami. Because we saw the snow route I’m guessing this isn’t Miami. With that we’ve narrowed the date to in between those times.

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: This is looking down Union Street towards the harbour.

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: Commercial Street. The sign is for Narrow Gauge Railway.

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: This was taken on Congress Street, near Port City Music Hall

In the right hand corner you can see a sign says: The African Center for Sacred Arts” and a quick Google search reveals this shop is located in Portland, Oregon!

A theater sign reads “October 25”

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Old street lamps are awesome!

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: This is Congress Street with a Mr Bagel across the road.

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: Congress Street looking down Free Street and the building to the left is the Asylum Nightclub.

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: Monument Square Farmer’s Market held on Wednesdays from 8am to 2pm.

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Update: March 4th, 2015 Thanks to Guygan on Reddit: Based on the produce this may be October.

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Sometimes I get the impression he’s on a photo walk. You can see he’s sometimes with one or two others and in one of these shots of the market, you can see another photographer.

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Legalize Marijuana papers on the table with what looks like a signature sheet on a clip board. These photos are probably taken closer to 2009 than 2003.

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Summary

The photographer could be local, but I get the tourist impression from these downtown photos capturing the architecture and the locals.

I’m 90% sure these were shot in Portland, Oregon between 2009 and 2013. Likely closer to 2013 based on cell phones, the cruise ship’s history, and the petition papers.