Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
TL 31 JAN 1993
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm color negatives
Views of Browne Trading Company, 260-262 Commercial Street.
The building, attached to Merrill's Wharf, had previously been the location of Armour and Company Wholesale Meats.
The Market opened in 1991 by Rod Browne Mitchell, specializing in caviar, fresh fish, smoked seafoods, and various gourmet grocery items. Browne Trading has been supplying elite restaurants nationally. According to the article in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 31 January 1993:
"Most of the fish he buys is caught hook, not in nets. Nets make fish crash and squirm against each other. They can get stressed. A fish caught by hook or hand generally is firmer and has more luster."
Left image: Rod Browne Mitchell with fresh seafood.
Right image: Packing operation at Browne Trading.
Unpublished photos; article published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 31 January 1993
"Browne Trading Company, 1993" (1993). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 566.
Portland, Me., Old Port, Businesses, Commercial Street