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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

49508 and 137715

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negative and 35mm gelatin silver negative


Views from publishing offices of Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News. Known as America's oldest philatelic periodical, Mekeel's began publication in 1891 and continues today as Mekeel's and Stamps Magazine.
At the time of the 1947 photograph, Mekeel's was located at 20 Temple Street, and
at the time of the 1980 photograph, Mekeel's was located at 13 Milk Street.

Top left image: From left: George F. Stilphen, William K. Jewett (production manager), and Charles W. Severn at the printing press.
Photo taken at 20 Temple Street, and published in the Evening Express, on 14 June 1947.

Right image: Left to right: Mary Ann Wheeler, and Charnette Severn Chadwick (daughter of Charles W. Severn) at the Mekeel's offices.
Photo taken at 13 Milk Street, and published in the Evening Express, on 5 September 1980.

See Additional Files link, below, for 1961 portrait of Mekeel's editor and general manager George F. Stilphen. Published in the Evening Express, on 7 January 1961.

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George F. Stilphen - EX 7 JAN 1961


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Old Port, Businesses, Philately


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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.