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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

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Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

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Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Exterior and interior views of The Good Egg Café, 705 Congress Street, shortly after the business was opened by Thomas Roussell and James Ledue. Both had previously worked at F. Parker Reidy's restaurant. "Business has been brisk," said Ledue: "We felt a lot of people out there were looking for a nice place to eat at night. But frankly, our regular morning business is good too. When we opened in June, we thought there might be too much competition for us in the daytime."

Photos published in the Evening Express, on 18 September 1982.

See this link for 1983 photos of the Good Egg.

[See Additional Files link- below- for a 1982 Good Egg Café menu]

Good Egg 1982.PDF (1520 kB)
Good Egg Café MENU - 1982


Portland, Me., West End, Businesses, Restaurants, Menu

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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.