Abraham "Doc" Gordon, interviewed by Cynthia Mack
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A series of 51 interviews about the history of Portland, Maine with index and partial and full transcripts. The Victoria Society, fall 1992. Interviews concerning life in Portland during the 1930s to the 1940s, most interviewees are 75 years old or older.
- Mack, Cynthia (Person)
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NA3134 Abraham "Doc" Gordon, interviewed by Cynthia Mack, April 22, 1984, Woodfield Road, Portland, Maine. Gordon, born December 17, 1907, in Bath, Maine, recalls growing up Jewish in Portland; receiving religious education from a Rabbi; Armistice Bath Iron Works; Secret Service guarding the Mosque; opera singer Mme. Melicucci (sp.); Bath Trust Co.; Allen Spear; streetcars; cobblestone streets; horse-drawn fire wagons; Synagogue service; father peddling wares; Sagadahoc Ferry; Prohibition; Fanny Brice; Louis Armstrong; vaudeville. Text: 39 pp. index, transcript. Recording: C 0996 1 hour.
- Jewish culture and contexts Subject Source: Local sources
- Jewish families Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral history Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Portland (Me.) -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Portland (Me.) -- History -- Anecdotes Subject Source: Local sources
- Portland (Me.) -- Social Life and Customs -- 20th century Subject Source: Local sources
- Prohibition -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Vaudeville Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gordon, Abraham "Doc", 1907-1998 (Person)
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