Comments for: L.L. Bean archive preserves company’s rich past

Posted Oct. 17, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.

FREEPORT — A cabinet stocked with old hunting boots is locked air-tight. Like a morgue for outdoor gear, each one is tagged and sealed. Some have rubber soles that are so hard they feel petrified, others look gently used. The archives at L.L. Bean are like a Smithsonian to this …

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