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Original photo credited to “Staff Photographer Bridson,” courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives

Theodore “Teddy” Brown raises his glass to St. Patrick’s Day in this photograph that ran on the front page of the March 17, 1953, Portland Press Herald. According to the original caption, “Teddy says he’s 72 ‘by all accounts’ and still works longshore. He came to this country from Galway in 1902.”

Flashback

Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

In a similar scene from 2010, Betty Pomroy of Portland and Robert Earles of South Portland watch Irish dancing at Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant in Portland after the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.


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