Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negatives
Views of Dudley-Weed Drug Company pharmacy, 46 Pine Street, shortly before its last day of business (30 Oct 1984) after 77 years. The drug store opened in 1907, as the A.S. Hinds Pharmacy had been purchased by Benjamin F. Dudley. Ernest F. Weed joined the business in 1915.
In 1951, the drug store made headlines, responding to the Civil Defense Agency's call for preparations against enemy bombings, buying the largest supply of penicillin ever sold to a Maine retail pharmacy or hospital- $15,000 worth.
The West End drug store closed as a new Wellby's Super Drug Store was opened nearby at 290 Congress Street.
Top left image: Exterior view of the drug store, with Brackett Street at left, and Pine Street at right.
Bottom left image: Interior view of the store.
Right image: Pharmacist D.L. Bartholomew.
Top left image and right image published in the Portland Press Herald, on 27 October 1984
"Dudley-Weed Drug Store, 1984" (1984). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 711.
Portland, Me., West End, Pine Street, Businesses