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Winter of ’42 in Maine

Jan 12th, 2011 | Categories: LIFE, Maine | by Michael Williams

Hey kid, second to the front, nice boots.

All photos by Bernard Hoffman via Life Magazine.
Comments: 34

34 Comments to “Winter of ’42 in Maine”

  1. jeannine520
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 3:47 AM

    Nice pics

  2. louise and nivaldo
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 6:12 AM

    Hey kid at the very front, nice boots too!

  3. Christian
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 7:11 AM

    Lobster Dude’s kit looks unreal – glasses, hat, coat combo is insane.

  4. Blake
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 9:33 AM

    Time is short.

  5. scott
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 9:35 AM

    “Lobster dude” looks like the dad from “One Morning in Maine”.

  6. Christina
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 9:45 AM

    Going skiing this weekend. I hope I catch some air like that!

  7. jfox
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 9:53 AM

    awesome. needed that.

  8. adam
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 9:59 AM

    baggy pants

  9. daniel
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 10:53 AM

    Do you have any idea of where in Maine these might have been taken?

  10. Mariah
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 11:55 AM

    Hey kid in the front, aside from loving your boots, I also love your expression. It’s how I felt trudging to work this morning.

    NYC’s got nothing on Maine, I see. Snowpocalypse, shmopocalypse…

  11. Meshel Shoshonah Kailski
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 1:50 PM

    - Most impressive. We have a “True Mainiac” in our family… born at home in Freeport Maine. So we just love these photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  12. Juleah Rifcah Kaliski
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 2:43 PM

    Hahah, yes I’m that “true Maineiac”. I remember when I was younger, my sister would make hand prints in the top of the snow but she would have to pick me so that I could see them because the top of the snow was up over my head. I still love the snow.

  13. Grant
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 4:17 PM

    Thanks for posting these amazing photos. Love the lobster dudes chore jacket.

  14. FLScott
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 5:04 PM

    Damn – Those are some fine boots! Want me’n a pair.

  15. FLScott
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 5:05 PM

    Kinda looks a little Nazi though…

  16. kevin
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 5:17 PM

    Nothing wrong with a bit of nazi Scott. I’d say style/design is one of a few things they did somewhat right.

  17. Will
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 5:22 PM

    These are great. My daughter, now of NYC but a Maine native, sent them up. This is the “olde” Maine that all the nostalgia and cache’ was built on-as you can see-it was mostly hard work and simple living-not the cutesy small town, many now full of shops owned by out-of-staters selling stuff to the tourists and transplants..

    If you like this sort of thing-look for the book “Midnight Train at Wiscasset Station” great period pics during the 30′s.


  18. FLScott
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 5:51 PM

    @ Kevin – agreed.

  19. FLScott
    on Jan 12th, 2011
    @ 6:39 PM

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  20. robbie
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 12:05 AM

    Love that ‘Time is Short’ motivational poster/banner in the snowshoe factory.

  21. That's Not My Age
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 7:11 AM

    Excellent photos – like the schoolgirl, the snow and the man with the lobster pots.

  22. Noe
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 10:14 AM

    These are fantastic. The snowshoe factory and lobstermen shots — I needed this after shoveling out. Makes winter feel a whole lot sweeter.


  23. Chris
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 11:26 AM

    Flannel madness in the logging shot.

  24. jbjones
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 11:44 AM

    the boy’s boots remind me a bit of the ones we all wore growing up in the 80s –

    pretty impossible to find anymore.

  25. pmg
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 1:45 PM

    I like the pro-nazi vibe of some of these comments. brutal dictatorships have the dopest style.

  26. cam
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 3:23 PM

    y’all talking about 14 words?

  27. Sawyer
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 5:41 PM

    More emphasis then on what you got done than on how you looked doing it.

  28. FLScott
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 5:46 PM

    We can’t all conquer the world……….. though we’ll die tryin… surely.

  29. FLScott
    on Jan 13th, 2011
    @ 7:28 PM

    A second nod to the boots… maybe a third, lost count:

  30. cliff
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 7:05 PM

    just get it done people…..think were all way too hooked on immediate gratification….love these photos !

  31. dale vest
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 9:02 PM

    hey the boots are cool enough but the sweater is great, or it would be in a size 44 in my closet. great photos!

  32. mark kelley
    on Jan 17th, 2011
    @ 5:31 PM

    Hi, Thanks so much for sharing these. I was born in Maine and lived there most my life, My Dad was also born here in 44. Do you have more of these or know where i can find more of them????. It brought back fond memories for my family

  33. Sweetly Fallen
    on Jan 21st, 2011
    @ 9:44 AM

    Love the boots!

  34. Andy
    on Jan 22nd, 2011
    @ 8:37 PM

    Why would any of you, even in jest, insert the mention of Nazis when these photos depict Americans during WWII who were sacrificing their lives to fight fascism?