Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negative
View of United States Post Office Station A (West End Station), 125 High Street, from southwest (western side of the Libby Building). From left: portion of Canal Bank branch (14 Congress Square), Gil's Handy Store, M.W. Royal Jeweler, U.S. Post Office (125 High Street), Danny's Cosmetics and Barber Shop (121A High Street), Hodges Appliances (121 High Street).
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 15 January 1949.
ATTACHED BELOW (link):
Photo of first letter sent from West End Station, dated 21 March 1908, from postmaster Fred H. King to son Horton King, with envelope: "Dear Boy, This is the first letter mailed and delivered at Papa's new West End Station. Fred H. King, P.M."
Photo of letter and envelope published in the Evening Express, on 10 February 1958.
"United States Post Office Station A (West End Station), 1949" (1949). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 200.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, West End, Businesses, Post offices, High Street