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Photo, Print, Drawing Tante Blanche Museum, Madawaska, Maine; Paul Freeman's potato farm, Wallagrass, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Tante Blanche Museum, Madawaska, Maine; Paul Freeman's potato farm, Wallagrass, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Saint David, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, June 10, 1991 - June 12, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Saint David
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- New Canada
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Wallagrass

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document a visit to the Tante Blanche Museum, operated by the Madawaska Historical Society; 1-2, Wooden replica of Liberty Bell in restored schoolhouse at the Tante Blanche Museum; 3-4, Artifacts in the Museum; 6-7, Exterior of the Museum; 8, Wrought iron cross marking the original site of the Mt. Carmel cemetery; 9-10, Sign outside a small store in St. David Village. Eshalot (the spelling varies) are a type of onion widely grown in the study area; typically, the bulbs are packed in salt water and the tops are chopped and combined with salt and herbs to make les herbes salees, which is used in flavoring soups and other dishes; These images document a visit to the potato farm of grower Herman Deprey of New Canada, ME; 11-14, Fieldworker Ray Brassieur interviews potato grower Herman Deprey in his barn; frame #11, Herman's grandson Danny stands on the tractor; 15, Herman Deprey; 16-17, Door to storage space for seed potatoes; 18, The interview continues; left to right: Brassieur, Herman Deprey, Herman's grandson Danny, Herman's son Darcey; 19-22, Three generations of Depreys discuss potato farming; 23-25, Wooden potato barrels. Such barrels, which hold 165 pounds of potatoes, were once the standard storage container when the harvest was done by hand; 26-27, Barn at Deprey Farm; many growers have similar signs with hand-painted, individualized logos; 28, House at Deprey Farm, currently occupied by Herman's parents, Mac and Blanche; 29, Herman Deprey introduces us to Paul Freeman at Freeman's house on State Highway 11 near the Soldier Pond turnoff in Wallagrass, ME; left to right: Deprey, Freeman's daughter, Freeman, Brassieur; 30, Freeman and Brassieur; 31, Freeman shows Brassieur the house; houses of this size and proportion, with simple gabled roofs, are one of the most common types found in the study area. Many of them are log houses; Freeman describes his as being "pit-sawn madrier," indicating that it is wood construction which may or may not be log; 32-36a, Scenes inside Freeman's barn; note the picture of Saint Therese and the rameaux ("blessed palm") hanging on the post. Such religious objects can be found in every type of structure in the study area; their function is to protect the building and occupants from disasters such as lightning and fire.

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B005-61142
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B005-61142

Source Collection

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

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

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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, and David A Whitman. Tante Blanche Museum, Madawaska, Maine; Paul Freeman's potato farm, Wallagrass, Maine. United States New Canada Maine Aroostook County Saint David Wallagrass, 1991. Saint David, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, - June 12, 1991. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b005_61142/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Tante Blanche Museum, Madawaska, Maine; Paul Freeman's potato farm, Wallagrass, Maine. United States New Canada Maine Aroostook County Saint David Wallagrass, 1991. Saint David, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, - June 12, 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b005_61142/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, and David A Whitman. Tante Blanche Museum, Madawaska, Maine; Paul Freeman's potato farm, Wallagrass, Maine. Saint David, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, - June 12, 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b005_61142/>.