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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 31 JAN 1993

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


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Unpublished photos; article published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 31 January 1993


Portland, Me., Old Port, Businesses, Commercial Street


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.