Photo, Print, Drawing Fish River Canoe Race, near Fish River Falls, Fort Kent, Maine; Fort Kent Hotel, Fort Kent, Maine; Barn at Ethel Gagnon's property, Eagle Lake, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Fish River Canoe Race, near Fish River Falls, Fort Kent, Maine; Fort Kent Hotel, Fort Kent, Maine; Barn at Ethel Gagnon's property, Eagle Lake, Maine

Contributor Names

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

Created / Published

  • Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 8, 1991 - June 9, 1991

Subject Headings

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

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: 1-7, Scenes from annual Fish River Canoe Race, taken near Fish River Falls in Fort Kent, a portage for racers (frames #2 and 3 show the only racers who, to my knowledge, shot the falls); 8, Trophies awarded to contestants in the canoe race; 9-12, The Fort Kent Hotel on Main Street in downtown Fort Kent; it no longer operates as a hotel, but does have an operating restaurant (The Brass Lantern) and bar; one of two places in Fort Kent which regularly feature live music; 13-15, Fieldworker Ray Brassieur examines various pieces of a demolished barn in Eagle Lake, ME; the barn, which belonged to Ethel Gagnon (who lived in a house on the property), was estimated by her to be approximately 100 years old, and was partially constructed of hewn timbers and square-cut nails; 16-17, Brassieur talks to Ethel Gagnon at the back door of her house; 18, Outbuilding behind the Gagnon house, which she called the "tool shed;" many of the residences in the study area have one or more outbuildings, reflecting the agricultural base of the original settlement; 19, View of the Gagnon house from the rear; the addition which runs the length of the house is typical of the study area, and often results from the enclosure of what was once an outdoor "summer kitchen"; 20, Gagnon house and tool shed

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C002
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C002

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. Fish River Canoe Race, near Fish River Falls, Fort Kent, Maine; Fort Kent Hotel, Fort Kent, Maine; Barn at Ethel Gagnon's property, Eagle Lake, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Fort Kent Eagle Lake, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 8, - June 9. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c002/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Fish River Canoe Race, near Fish River Falls, Fort Kent, Maine; Fort Kent Hotel, Fort Kent, Maine; Barn at Ethel Gagnon's property, Eagle Lake, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Fort Kent Eagle Lake, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 8, - June 9. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c002/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Fish River Canoe Race, near Fish River Falls, Fort Kent, Maine; Fort Kent Hotel, Fort Kent, Maine; Barn at Ethel Gagnon's property, Eagle Lake, Maine. Fort Kent, Maine; Eagle Lake, Maine, June 8, - June 9. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c002/>.