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Photo, Print, Drawing Farrell-Michaud house, Van Buren, Maine; Variety of buildings and scenes, New Canada, Maine, and Fort Kent, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Farrell-Michaud house, Van Buren, Maine; Variety of buildings and scenes, New Canada, Maine, and Fort Kent, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Van Buren, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine, July 13, 1991 - July 15, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Fort Kent
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- New Canada
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Van Buren

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document a variety of buildings and scenes; 2-6, The Farrell-Michaud House, an early twentieth century house in Van Buren, ME, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is currently operated as a bed-and-breakfast; 8-9, Custom painted sign on a farm in New Canada; most farms in the study area have such signs; 10-14, Buildings with facades, New Canada, ME. This type of facade is often associated with commercial buildings, but many garages and other buildings on residential property have these facades; 15-16, A typical partially buried potato house in New Canada; the earth provides insulation for the produce; 17, Fieldworker David Whitman's truck is up to the axles in weeds; 18-19, Abandoned agricultural equipment, not an uncommon sight; 20, Mailbox set back (way back) from the road; this helps prevent damage from snow and snowplow; 21, Abandoned and collapsing potato house; 22-23, A man tins the roof on a farm building in New Canada. Tin was once a common roofing material but is used less today; 24, Scooter Helper, a repair business on State Highway 161 in Fort Kent, ME; many area residents operate small businesses from their homes; 25-26, Another garage with facade; 27-28, Rectangular clothesline, a common type in the area; 29, Shed with gambrel roof, locally called colm-casse; this roof style is used on a wide variety of buildings throughout the study area; 30-31, Trucks parked on a farm in Fort Kent; trucking is an important economic activity in the region, and many farmers are also shippers; 32-33, An independent trucker in Fort Kent; 34, A collection of farm buildings in Fort Kent; 35-36, Sign on a barn on the Daigle Bros, farm in Fort Kent; note the inclusion of shipping and trucking; 36a, Another garage with a facade in Fort Kent

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B043-4029
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B043-4029

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. Farrell-Michaud house, Van Buren, Maine; Variety of buildings and scenes, New Canada, Maine, and Fort Kent, Maine. Fort Kent Van Buren United States Maine New Canada Aroostook County, 1991. Van Buren, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine, - July 15, 1991. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b043_4029/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Farrell-Michaud house, Van Buren, Maine; Variety of buildings and scenes, New Canada, Maine, and Fort Kent, Maine. Fort Kent Van Buren United States Maine New Canada Aroostook County, 1991. Van Buren, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine, - July 15, 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b043_4029/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, and David A Whitman. Farrell-Michaud house, Van Buren, Maine; Variety of buildings and scenes, New Canada, Maine, and Fort Kent, Maine. Van Buren, Maine; New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine, - July 15, 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b043_4029/>.