Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
PH 28 NOV 1998
Format of Original
35mm color negatives
Exterior views of Abyssinian Church (also known as the Abyssinian Meeting House), 75 Newbury Street.
Top image: Exterior view from southeast.
Bottom image: Left to right- Janet Johnson, June McKenzie, Wells Staley-Mays reading the names of the nearly 200 victims from the S.S. Portland disaster (27 November 1898), during a memorial service near the Abyssinian Church. 19 parishioners from the church were aboard the S.S. Portland.
The Abyssinian Church, built in 1828, is Maine's oldest African-American church building, and the third oldest in the United States.
Photos published in the Portland Press Herald, on 28 November 1998
"Abyssinian Church, 1998" (1998). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 425.
Portland, Me., East End, Munjoy Hill, Houses of worship, Churches, African-American community