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Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:07:21 +0000
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What a joy to see this article in Yankee Magazine highlighting the work of Abraham Schecter, guardian and preservationist of Portland history at PPL.  The story itself,  an archival drama involving the rescue of half a million (!) photo negatives is fascinating, but, then, the photos will bring you into another time, another place and pace.  It reminds me of the importance of capturing daily life, recording the passing of time, and making the archive accessible to all. Well done, Abraham!

https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/today/keeping-time-portland-maine-archival-photos/?fbclid=IwAR2l_r_HJqoiL_8Qq9GzWNSDPF-1GpEtp0UHeNSGw1tgi8j_u2ojgQvrE6o
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Keeping Time - New England Today<https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/today/keeping-time-portland-maine-archival-photos/?fbclid=IwAR2l_r_HJqoiL_8Qq9GzWNSDPF-1GpEtp0UHeNSGw1tgi8j_u2ojgQvrE6o>
Snapshots from the Portland Room archives at the Portland Public Library only hint at the scope of Schechter’s work—not just acquiring raw material, like the trove of photographic images he’s rescued from the former Portland Press Herald building, but also arranging, describing, preserving, digitizing, and otherwise paving the way to make history available to future generations.
newengland.com

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