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Photo, Print, Drawing Various scenes, New Canada, Maine; Acadian Festival Fiddlers' Jamboree, Madawaska, Maine

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Title

  • Various scenes, New Canada, Maine; Acadian Festival Fiddlers' Jamboree, Madawaska, Maine

Names

  • Whitman, David A., 1950- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine, June 28, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- New Canada
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Madawaska

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: A variety of scenes; 1, Sign on the door into a potato house on a farm in New Canada, ME, warning against contamination of seed potatoes; 2-4, Potato barrels, New Canada; see MAP-DW-B019; 5, Fields of grain (oats, I believe) on a farm in New Canada; although potatoes are the main crop, most farms in the area grow some grain as well; 6-7, A potato field in New Canada, planted about three weeks prior; the building is a potato house, typically built with earth contact providing insulation; 8-9, Adjacent fields of potatoes (left of hedgerow) and grain (right of hedgerow), New Canada; 10-11, Sign proclaiming Acadian Day at a gas station in Madawaska, ME; 12-13, Reverse side of sign in #10-11, announcing fiddlers' jamboree in Madawaska; These images document a fiddlers' jamboree held in Centennial Park in Madawaska, ME, as part of the annual Acadian Festival. The musicians played in a gazebo in the park; 14-15, Musicians (left to right): Robert Cormier guitar; Victor Albert, violin; Paul LeBlanc (behind Albert), mandolin; Leo LeBlanc, violin; Mr. Beaulieu (first name unknown) , violin. Cormier, Albert, and Leo Leblanc live in Massachusetts, although Albert and LeBlanc were born in New Brunswick. Paul LeBlanc is from Madawaska, and Mr. Beaulieu is Canadian (from Quebec I think); 16-28, Various combinations of the above-named musicians; tenor-banjoist Archie Rouleau (straw hat) is also seen in some of these photographs; 29-31, Leo LeBlanc takes over on rhythm guitar from Cormier, and Edmunston fiddler Paul-Emile Martin joins the group; Martin was the only local fiddler to attend the session; 32-34, The music was good, but only one couple was moved to dance; 35, Martin plays a tune; 36, Beaulieu, Martin, LeBlanc, Cormier

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B020-61414
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B020-61414

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:

Whitman, David A. Various scenes, New Canada, Maine; Acadian Festival Fiddlers' Jamboree, Madawaska, Maine. New Canada Aroostook County United States Maine Madawaska, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b020_61414/.

APA citation style:

Whitman, D. A. (1991) Various scenes, New Canada, Maine; Acadian Festival Fiddlers' Jamboree, Madawaska, Maine. New Canada Aroostook County United States Maine Madawaska, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b020_61414/.

MLA citation style:

Whitman, David A. Various scenes, New Canada, Maine; Acadian Festival Fiddlers' Jamboree, Madawaska, Maine. New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b020_61414/>.