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Photo, Print, Drawing Talent show at the annual Acadian Festival, Madawaska, Maine; Various buildings and scenes, Upper St. John River Valley area, Maine

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Title

  • Talent show at the annual Acadian Festival, Madawaska, Maine; Various buildings and scenes, Upper St. John River Valley area, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Madawaska, Maine; St. Agatha, Maine; Lavertu Settlement, Maine; New Canada, Maine, June 26, 1991 - June 27, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- New Canada
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Madawaska
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- St. Agatha
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Lavertu Settlement

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document a talent show held as a part of the annual Acadian Festival in Madawaska, ME; 2-3, Opening ceremony, in which the crowd is led in the chant "Je suis fier d'etre Acadien" (I am proud to be Acadian). Note the large Acadian flag backdrop; 4-12, Annick Gagnon, a thirteen year old Canadian professional singer, was the featured performer. She also performed at the talent show in 1990; 13-15, Fieldworkers Ray Brassieur and Lisa Ornstein talk with the leader of the Keystone Kops, a local volunteer organization which assists with "security" at many local events; 16-19, After a costume change, Annick Gagnon continues her performance; 20-21, Rachel Walsh (left) and Cathie Corey, both of Madawaska; Ms. Walsh's costume is intended to replicate traditional Acadian garb. Ms. Corey is the Director of the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce; A collection of miscellaneous images; 22-23, Wagon of the Keystone Kops, a volunteer organization which participates in a variety of local events, parked in a driveway on State Highway 162, St. Agatha, ME; 24-29, Houses with broken rooflines and incised porches, Lavertu Settlement, ME; these features are often associated with French architecture in North America, but there are not many houses like this in the study. A particular concentration of them is in Lavertu Settlement; 30-35, Barn in Madawaska, ME; the gambrel roof is a common feature but the three-quarter wrap-around addition is not; 36-36a, Wooden potato barrels stacked outside a barn in New Canada, ME; such barrels were once used in the hand harvesting of potatoes, but mechanical harvesting has made them obsolete. They are used in smaller quantities for storage in many farms.

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B019-61416
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B019-61416

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, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Talent show at the annual Acadian Festival, Madawaska, Maine; Various buildings and scenes, Upper St. John River Valley area, Maine. Lavertu Settlement St. Agatha New Canada United States Madawaska Aroostook County Maine, 1991. Madawaska, Maine; St. Agatha, Maine; Lavertu Settlement, Maine; New Canada, Maine, - June 27, 1991. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b019_61416/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Talent show at the annual Acadian Festival, Madawaska, Maine; Various buildings and scenes, Upper St. John River Valley area, Maine. Lavertu Settlement St. Agatha New Canada United States Madawaska Aroostook County Maine, 1991. Madawaska, Maine; St. Agatha, Maine; Lavertu Settlement, Maine; New Canada, Maine, - June 27, 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b019_61416/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Talent show at the annual Acadian Festival, Madawaska, Maine; Various buildings and scenes, Upper St. John River Valley area, Maine. Madawaska, Maine; St. Agatha, Maine; Lavertu Settlement, Maine; New Canada, Maine, - June 27, 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b019_61416/>.