Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
PH 28 NOV 1998
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
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