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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

132869

Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives

Creation Date

11-3-1977

Description

Views of the diner Charley and Mark on The Square, 23 Monument Square.
The popular downtown Portland luncheonette opened on 6 November 1952 (as "Charley's on The Square"), and the photographs accompanied an article commemorating their 25th year in business. Owner Charley Chorney said the name "On the Square" was a play on words, for the diner's Monument Square address and their honest "fair-and-square" business.

Left image: Mark Chorney, Susan Fine, and Charley Chorney serving lunch hour customers at the counter.
Right image: Waitress Susan Fine (Charley's daughter), taking an order from a customer.

Photo at left published in the Evening Express, on 3 November 1977

[Top right image: Detail from the survey, "Congress Street : Portland, Maine," Greater Portland Landmarks.]

[Additional File links- below-
Photo of Susan Fine, holding a Charley and Mark on The Square menu
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The complete Charley and Mark- and Susan, too! Menu, from 1982]

132869 fr8A_WTM.JPG (3200 kB)
Charley and Mark on The Square waitress Susan Fine, with menu

Charley_and_Mark-MENU-1982.pdf (713 kB)
Charley and Mark- and Susan, too! - 1982 MENU

Keywords

Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Monument Square, Menu

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