Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
EX 06 MAR 1990 and 133187
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negatives
Views of the New England Kitchen diner, 419 Congress Street, immediately east of First Parish Church, in the Masonic Building. The restaurant was owned by Madlyn Norris.
Top image: Full exterior view of the restaurant from south.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 6 March 1990.
Bottom image: Lunch hour friends- all lawyers whose offices were upstairs in the Masonic Building- dining in New England Kitchen. Left to right: Nunzi F. Napolitano, waitress Mabel Mulherin, Hyman Jacobson, and Donald A. Webster. The friends referred to the diner as their "second office." Maine Attorney General Joseph E. Brennan (later, Governor of Maine) was a regular customer. Said attorney Napolitano, "A lot of civil cases get settled at this table."
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 9 February 1979.
See Additional Files link, below, for a 1982 New England Kitchen MENU
"New England Kitchen, 1978 and 1990" (1978). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 641.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Congress Street, Menu