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Photo, Print, Drawing Tardiff sawmill, Fort Kent, Maine; Brown's musical instruments, Wallagrass, Maine; Maps at Registry of Deeds, Fort Kent, Maine

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Title

  • Tardiff sawmill, Fort Kent, Maine; Brown's musical instruments, Wallagrass, Maine; Maps at Registry of Deeds, Fort Kent, Maine

Names

  • Dubay, Guy (Research team member)
  • Whitman, David A., 1950- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Fort Kent, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, July 18, 1991 - July 19, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Fort Kent
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Wallagrass

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document Tardiff sawmill in Fort Kent, ME; see MAP-DWB050 for more information; 2-3, Exterior view of the mill; 4-7, Logs and sawdust pile up outside the mill; 8, Saw sharpening device fabricated by Raoul Tardiff; these can be purchased commercially, but are expensive; 9, Spare parts, storage, and repair room in the mill; 10-12, Office; the object on the top of the desk is a windpowered model of loggers made by Raoul Tardiff. It is usually kept on a shelf in the office; 13, Planer, bought second-hand and refurbished by Raoul; 14-15, Danny Tardiff saws boards; 16-18, Spare parts, storage, and repair room; 19-20, Succession of mill ownership written in concrete at the door to the mill office. "Corriveau 1948" refers to the mill's builder, Joseph Corriveau. Raoul Tardiff bought the mill in 1961; These images document a collection of musical instruments which belonged to the late Theodore Brown of Wallagrass, ME. They are currently in the possession of his widow, Katherine; 21-22, An instrument called a "mandolin-guitar harp" by its manufacturer, The Home Educational Co. of Concord, North Carolina; the instrument has 4 6 strings; 23-24, Open-backed 5-string banjo made by S. S. Stewart, Philadelphia, PA. This banjo, as well as the two described below, are probably of late 1920s or early 1930s manufacture; 25-26, Long-necked Vega tenor banjo; 26-27, Another Vega tenor banjo, this one with the more usual shorter neck. Both Vega banjos had maple resonators and chrome tone rings; 29-30, Harmony tenor guitar, mahogany body and spruce top; vintage unknown. Tenor guitars enjoyed a brief surge in popularity during the "folk revival" of the 1960s, and this instrument may date from that period; These images document a series of maps photographed at the Registry of Deeds in Fort Kent, ME. Local historian Guy Dubay assisted me by finding relevant maps; 31-33, Madawaska; from an 1843 map by Philip Eastman, John W. Dana, and Henry M. Cunningham. Three tiers, or rang, of long lots can be seen extending back from the St. John River. This map contains the original site of the Fred Albert house, lot #138; 34-36, Van Buren; a composite map done in 1933 by Henry J. Pelletier using 1846 and 1860 maps. Notice how the long lots of the original grants given to the French meet the square plots granted later by the United States government. This area of later grants is often referred to as the concession; 37, Van Buren, from the Atlas of Aroostook County, Maine, by F. B. Roe and N. Geo. Colby, 1877. This map contains the sites of the house presently owned by Val Violette, and the Maison Heritage, a National Register of Historic Places house which is currently disassembled and under a tarp behind the house of Don Cyr in Lille, ME.

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-B051
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-B051

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:

Dubay, Guy, and David A Whitman. Tardiff sawmill, Fort Kent, Maine; Brown's musical instruments, Wallagrass, Maine; Maps at Registry of Deeds, Fort Kent, Maine. United States Wallagrass Maine Fort Kent Aroostook County, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, - July 19, 1991. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b051/.

APA citation style:

Dubay, G. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Tardiff sawmill, Fort Kent, Maine; Brown's musical instruments, Wallagrass, Maine; Maps at Registry of Deeds, Fort Kent, Maine. United States Wallagrass Maine Fort Kent Aroostook County, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, - July 19, 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b051/.

MLA citation style:

Dubay, Guy, and David A Whitman. Tardiff sawmill, Fort Kent, Maine; Brown's musical instruments, Wallagrass, Maine; Maps at Registry of Deeds, Fort Kent, Maine. Fort Kent, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, - July 19, 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_b051/>.