Midcoast advertisements from a 1939 Snow Bowl Annual Report

Ski down Memory Lane, part 1

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:00pm

We were going through some old borrowed boxes in the office in anticipation of the 24th annual US National Toboggan Championships when we came across a vintage 1939 Snow Bowl Annual Report featuring some familiar names and places in the advertisements. We reached out to several folks whose family businesses have been around a long time.

Over the next few days, we’ll reveal some more of the ads, along with those who responded back to us.

“My name is (Ms). Merrill Williams, the owner of the Thorndike in Rockland. My property manager’s office, Kinney Rentals, has forwarded your request for a comment on the 1939 ad on the occasion of the Snow Bowl. It’s a charming memento and I was delighted to see it. The Thorndike building has been a proud anchor of downtown Rockland since it was built in 1854 as a luxury hotel. It has evolved over the years and today contains residential apartments and retail shops that contribute to the economic vitality of the community. Recent improvements have brought it up to 21st century standards while maintaining the historic integrity of this landmark building."

-Merrill Williams, Thorndike Building

If you have a memory associated with the name of the business or the ad itself, please email us and we’ll build it into the story.

Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com