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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 22 APR 1984 and TL 23 NOV 1986

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Views of the Madd Apple Café, 23 Forest Avenue.
The popular restaurant was opened in May 1983 by local caterer and cooking instructor Rebecca Reilly, as the Portland Performing Arts Center (25 Forest Avenue) prepared to open, next door.
In June 1986, the Madd Apple was bought by Martha and James Williamson.
After subsequent ownership changes, the restaurant was later known as Bibo's Madd Apple Café, and closed in January 2017.

Top left image: View of portion of dining area.
Photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 22 April 1984.

Bottom left image: View of dining area, facing Forest Avenue.
Right image: Martha Williamson and James Williamson, Madd Apple owners.
Photos published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 23 November 1986.

See Additional File link- below- for exterior view of the Madd Apple Café, November 1986.

TL 23 NOV 1986-4_WTM.JPG (3320 kB)
Madd Apple Café entrance - November 1986


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Forest Avenue

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Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.