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Photo, Print, Drawing Home of Camille DeVost, woodworker, Lille, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Home of Camille DeVost, woodworker, Lille, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Lille, Maine, July 3, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Lille

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document a visit to the home of Camille DeVost in Lille, ME. Mr. DeVost is a neighbor of Don Cyr; he is a woodworker who uses a tool called a crooked knife, which is a small draw knife, to carve ax handles; 2-14, Mr. DeVost demonstrated the making of an ax handle to field coordinator Ray Brassieur. Initial cutting is done with an axe (#2-7) , and the handle is finished with a crooked knife (#8-14); 15-17, Mr. DeVost keeps his stock of finished handles hanging in his basement; 18-21, Don Cyr watches as DeVost shows how a handle is split to insert the head of the ax; 22-23, DeVost shows Brassieur some of his tools; 24, One of DeVost's crooked knives; 25-27, DeVost demonstrates the use of a crooked knife to Cyr and Brassieur; 28-30, Crooked knives and other tools at DeVost's basement workbench; 31, Ax handles hanging in the basement; 32-33, Brassieur and DeVost; 34-35, Handmade snowshoes hanging on the wall in DeVost's basement; snowshoe making was once an important craft in the area.

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B028-61407
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B028-61407

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. Home of Camille DeVost, woodworker, Lille, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Lille, 1991. Lille, Maine, July 3. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b028_61407/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Home of Camille DeVost, woodworker, Lille, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Lille, 1991. Lille, Maine, July 3. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b028_61407/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, and David A Whitman. Home of Camille DeVost, woodworker, Lille, Maine. Lille, Maine, July 3. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b028_61407/>.