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Cyrus H.K. Curtis birthplace, Portland, 1923

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Cyrus H.K. Curtis birthplace, Portland, 1923

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The house at the corner of Brown and Cumberland streets in Portland was the birthplace of Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis, who went on to become a publishing magnate.

Curtis (1850-1933) founded such magazines as Ladies' Home Journal and rescued a failing Saturday Evening Post.

Hermann Kotzschmar, the musician for whom Curtis was named, lived with Cyrus L. and Salome C. Curtis for about a year when he first came to Portland and before the younger Cyrus was born.

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  • Title: Cyrus H.K. Curtis birthplace, Portland, 1923
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald / Evening Express
  • Creation Date: 1923
  • Subject Date: 1923
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.4854 (print: Photographs--Portland--Streets--Cumberland)
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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