Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
EX 28 JUL 1984
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
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Bottom photo: Unpublished image of collating and quality-control area.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
"Bicknell Photo Service, 1984" (1984). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 374.
Greater Portland area, Scarborough, Me., Businesses, Photography