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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

EX 28 JUL 1984

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Interior views of Bicknell Photo Service photofinishing plant, U.S. Route 1 at Highway 295 Extension, Scarborough.
Top photo: Meg Sansevieri and Dave Reynolds, evaluating photo prints on roll paper as the images exit processing machinery.
Bottom photo: Unpublished image of collating and quality-control area.

Bicknell's had been based in downtown Portland, with developing labs on Free Street, and a retail store on Congress Street, until 1974, and afterwards moved to Scarborough to continue as an industrial photofinishing company. Bicknell's developed film and printed photos for regional drug stores and various retail outlets. The facility was bought by Konica Photo in 1988, and Konica (later, Konica-Minolta) closed the plant in 2006.

Top photo published in the Evening Express, on 28 July 1984


Greater Portland area, Scarborough, Me., Businesses, Photography


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.