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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

93768B and 80465

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negatives


Your Host diner, 591 Congress Street.

Left image: Full exterior view, from southeast. J.W. Minott Company florist (593 Congress Street) at left. Eastland Hotel (157 High Street) in left background.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 23 September 1959.

Right image: Lucille Provencal, waitress at Your Host, operating the new Vaculator automatic coffee percolator.
"A touch of the starting button on the right brings automatic measuring and brewing and rinsing of the coffee grounds. A half-gallon of coffee- enough for 13 cups- is the end product. The coffee contained shown on top holds five pounds which will brew more than 13 gallons of java."
Photo and quotation published in the Evening Express, on 9 July 1955.

(Your Host had a second location at 47 Oak Street)

See Additional Files link (below) for a digitized complete Your Host menu.

Your Host menu SM.pdf (474 kB)
Your Host menu - 1950s


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Congress Street, Menu


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.