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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

EX 06 MAR 1990 and 133187

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


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 1982.pdf (5050 kB)
New England Kitchen MENU - 1982


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Congress Street, Menu

Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.