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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 25 DEC 1983

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Exterior views of Carlbert Fabrics warehouse and store, 2 York Street (Gorham's Corner). The building was constructed as a garage, circa1909, and its occupant had previously been Brockway Motor Truck Company. The Carlbert business relocated from its prior location at nearby 476 Fore Street. The business was owned and operated by Bertram Silverman and his wife Evelyn Silverman, until their retirement in 1983.
Bert's well-known motto was: "Cope, don't mope, there's hope!"

Top image: Exterior view from southwest. Center Street visible at left.
Bottom image: Full exterior view from west.

Photos published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 25 December 1983


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Gorham's Corner, Businesses, York Street

Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.