Eastman Bros. & Bancroft in Portland, ca. 1900

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A postcard shows one of Maine's leading mercantile establishments, Eastman Bros. & Bancroft. It was located on the corner of Brown and Congress Street and was established in 1865.

Eastman Brothers & Bancroft was a department store specializing in dry and fancy goods, ladies cloaks and suits, and was located at 492 Congress Street. It was established and owned by Briceno M. Eastman (1831-1921), Ermon D. Eastman and Fred E. Eastman (1865-1948).

Eastman Brothers & Bancroft was forced to close during the Great Depression and sold their building to Filene's Department Stores, which opened in 1937.

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  • Title: Eastman Bros. & Bancroft in Portland, ca. 1900
  • Creator: G.W. Morris
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 13.8 cm
  • Local Code: P1
  • Collection: Historic Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Greater Portland Landmarks
93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101-3797

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