Charles B. Allbee Clothing Store, Sanford, ca. 1890

Contributed by Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


Charles Allbee opened his clothing store and tailor shop on Washington Street in Sanford in the 1880s after being in business with his brother Benjamin F. in Milton Mills, New Hampshire.

In 1891 Benjamin joined Charles in Sanford and the firm name was changed to Allbee Brothers. It remained Allbee Brothers until 1902 when Benjamin became the sole proprietor.

Charles is presumably the man standing in the doorway. The others have not been identified. Charles was active in local affairs and served as town clerk of Sanford from 1894 to 1900.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Charles B. Allbee Clothing Store, Sanford, ca. 1890
  • Creator: Fred Philpot
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: 1890
  • Location: Sanford, York County, ME
  • Media: Print from glass negative
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: C65
  • Collection: Index to the Glass Negatives
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
P. O. Box 276 505 Main Street, Springvale, ME 04083
(207) 490-1028

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

How to cite content on this site

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.