December 9, 2013

Flashback: John F. Kennedy's 1960 visit to Portland

By Christian MilNeil
Online Content Producer

From the Saturday, Sept. 3 1960 edition of the Portland Press Herald, page 13.

Original caption: "U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy is surrounded by admirers as the Democratic presidential candidate arrives at Portland Municipal Airport Friday evening. At upper right is U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie."


From the Saturday, Sept. 3 1960 edition of the Portland Press Herald, page 3.

Original caption: "U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy (right answers a reporter's question at a televised press conference Friday evening at WGAN-TV's Studio 13, Congress Square. Listening (left to right) are U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie, U.S. Rep. Frank M. Coffin, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and Rep. Lucia Cormier, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate. (By Staff Photographer Merrill)" 

These photos come from the Portland Room collection at the Portland Public Library, where the photographic negatives from the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Portland Evening Express are currently being archived and catalogued. In Flashback, we'll periodically share some of our favorites from this collection, which spans from the 1930s to the 1990s. See more at

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