Cyrus H.K. and wife Kate Curtis, Portland, ca. 1924

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Cyrus H.K. and wife Kate Curtis, Portland, ca. 1924

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Cyrus H.K. Curtis (1850-1933) stands in front of the Falmouth Hotel in Portland with his wife Kate. Kate, Cyrus' second wife died in 1932. Cyrus's middle name is Hermann Kotzschmar, he was named after a German organist who lived with the Curtis family for several years.

Cyrus was a native of Portland, but moved to Philadelphia to start the successful Curtis Publishing Company. Cyrus is the donor of the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, located in Portland's city hall.

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  • Title: Cyrus H.K. and wife Kate Curtis, Portland, ca. 1924
  • Creation Date: circa 1924
  • Subject Date: circa 1924
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.9384
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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