Winter of ’42 in Maine

Hey kid, second to the front, nice boots.

All photos by Bernard Hoffman via Life Magazine.

Comments on “Winter of ’42 in Maine

    jeannine520 on January 12, 2011 3:47 AM:

    Nice pics

    louise and nivaldo on January 12, 2011 6:12 AM:

    Hey kid at the very front, nice boots too!

    Christian on January 12, 2011 7:11 AM:

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

    Blake on January 12, 2011 9:33 AM:

    Time is short.

    scott on January 12, 2011 9:35 AM:

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

    Christina on January 12, 2011 9:45 AM:

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

    jfox on January 12, 2011 9:53 AM:

    awesome. needed that.

    adam on January 12, 2011 9:59 AM:

    baggy pants

    daniel on January 12, 2011 10:53 AM:

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

    Mariah on January 12, 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…

    Meshel Shoshonah Kailski on January 12, 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.

    Juleah Rifcah Kaliski on January 12, 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.

    Grant on January 12, 2011 4:17 PM:

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

    FLScott on January 12, 2011 5:04 PM:

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

    FLScott on January 12, 2011 5:05 PM:

    Kinda looks a little Nazi though…

    kevin on January 12, 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.

    Will on January 12, 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.


    FLScott on January 12, 2011 5:51 PM:

    @ Kevin – agreed.

    FLScott on January 12, 2011 6:39 PM:

    Random Shout out (if you haven’t browsed already) :

    robbie on January 13, 2011 12:05 AM:

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

    That's Not My Age on January 13, 2011 7:11 AM:

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

    Noe on January 13, 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.


    Chris on January 13, 2011 11:26 AM:

    Flannel madness in the logging shot.

    jbjones on January 13, 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.

    pmg on January 13, 2011 1:45 PM:

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

    cam on January 13, 2011 3:23 PM:

    y’all talking about 14 words?

    Sawyer on January 13, 2011 5:41 PM:

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

    FLScott on January 13, 2011 5:46 PM:

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

    FLScott on January 13, 2011 7:28 PM:
    cliff on January 14, 2011 7:05 PM:

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

    dale vest on January 14, 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!

    mark kelley on January 17, 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

    Sweetly Fallen on January 21, 2011 9:44 AM:

    Love the boots!

    Andy on January 22, 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?

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