Midcoast advertisements from a 1939 Snow Bowl Annual Report

Ski down Memory Lane, part 2

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:00am

As mentioned yesterday, this whole Memory Lane series started when we were going through some old boxes in the office in anticipation of the 24th Annual US National Toboggan Championships. We came across an old 1939 Snow Bowl Annual Report featuring some familiar names and places in the advertisements and reached out to several locals 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.

“J. Hugh Montgomery owned the Allen Agency from 1935 until his death in 1953.  His son David took over the next year. In 1989, David Montgomery offered his employees part ownership of the agency and this year, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). We've grown up to be Allen Insurance and Financial, but the fact that many people still call us the Allen Agency is, like this ad, testament to how much we are a part of the history of Camden.”

-Jill Lang, communication manager for Allen Insurance and Financial

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