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Photo, Print, Drawing Field project office, University of Maine-Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine; Quay on Long Lake, Sinclair, Maine; Guy Dubay, local historian, Fort Kent, Maine; Fish River Canoe Race, Fort Kent, Maine; Documentation of a barn, Eagle Lake, Maine

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Title

  • Field project office, University of Maine-Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine; Quay on Long Lake, Sinclair, Maine; Guy Dubay, local historian, Fort Kent, Maine; Fish River Canoe Race, Fort Kent, Maine; Documentation of a barn, Eagle Lake, Maine

Names

  • Brassieur, C. Ray (Research team member)
  • Ornstein, Lisa (Research team member)
  • Whitman, David A., 1950- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Sinclair, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 6, 1991 - June 9, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Sinclair
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Fort Kent
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Eagle Lake

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: Some miscellaneous images from the first few days in the study area; 2, Fieldworker Lisa Ornstein attempts to make peace with the Archive Assistant on her laptop computer in the office of the Maine Acadian Culture Survey at the University of Maine-Fort Kent; 3-8, Wheeled dock, locally called a "quay, examples of which are found in every lake in the study area; this quay, on Long Lake in Sinclair, ME, belongs to Jack Caron; frames #7 & 8, fieldworkers Lisa Ornstein and Ray Brassieur examine the quay; 9, Man fishing from another quay in Long Lake with pontoon aircraft moored nearby; 10-12, Local historian Guy Dubay (center) discusses project material with Brassieur and Ornstein; These images document the annual Fish River Canoe Race; 13-16, Contestants near the portage take-out point at the Fish River Falls in the Fish River Canoe Race; 17-19, Contestants and boats at the finish area of the Fish River Canoe Race; 20-23, Some of the boats raced in the Fish River Canoe Race; 24-25, Trophies awarded at the Fish River Canoe Race; These images document a visit to a barn which was being torn down in Eagle Lake, ME; 26-27, Brassieur and Ornstein examine the demolished barn belonging to Ethel Gagnon in Eagle Lake, ME. Old barns are often torn down and the wood salvaged; often the large frame timbers are used to construct a new barn. In frame #27, Mrs. Gagnon's house and tool shed are visible in the background; 28-29, Ethel Gagnon; 30-31, An outbuilding behind the house which Mrs. Gagnon called the "tool shed;" outbuildings are typical in the study area, and this appears to be one of the oldest in Eagle Lake. Design features of the outbuildings often echo those used in house construction; note the Greek Revival cornices on this shed; 32-33, Remains of the sill of the barn, typically constructed with large hewn timbers; 34, Brassieur measures one of the barn timbers; 35, Ornstein examines the remains of the barn; 36, Ground-level view of a large hewn timber used to construct the sill of the barn; this type of construction was apparently common in the 19th century, and lasted into the early 20th century; 36a, Remains of the barn

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B001-61143
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B001-61143

Source Collection

  • Maine Acadian Cultural Survey collection (AFC 1991/029)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

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Credit line: Maine Acadian Cultural Survey collection (AFC 1991/029), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Field project office, University of Maine-Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine; Quay on Long Lake, Sinclair, Maine; Guy Dubay, local historian, Fort Kent, Maine; Fish River Canoe Race, Fort Kent, Maine; Documentation of a barn, Eagle Lake, Maine. Sinclair Fort Kent Eagle Lake United States Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Sinclair, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 6, - June 9. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b001_61143/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Field project office, University of Maine-Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine; Quay on Long Lake, Sinclair, Maine; Guy Dubay, local historian, Fort Kent, Maine; Fish River Canoe Race, Fort Kent, Maine; Documentation of a barn, Eagle Lake, Maine. Sinclair Fort Kent Eagle Lake United States Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Sinclair, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 6, - June 9. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b001_61143/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Field project office, University of Maine-Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine; Quay on Long Lake, Sinclair, Maine; Guy Dubay, local historian, Fort Kent, Maine; Fish River Canoe Race, Fort Kent, Maine; Documentation of a barn, Eagle Lake, Maine. Sinclair, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 6, - June 9. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b001_61143/>.