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Photo, Print, Drawing Sam Oakes' home, Fort Kent, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Sam Oakes' home, Fort Kent, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Fort Kent, Maine, June 9, 1991

Headings

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

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: 1-5, Maria Oakes7 collction of teapots, which she keeps on a shelf in her kitchen; 6, Yoke for a team of work animals; it is common to use agricultural artifacts as decorative elements; 7, Interior of Oakes' house, showing the geometric design loft railing Sam built; 8, Cabinet in the house; typically, a large number of family photographs are used to decorate; 9, John Connor of St. Francis, ME, a friend of the Oakes family; 10, Female family members prepare food for the family barbecue; 11-13, Fiddler Sam Oakes, one of the more accomplished musicians in the area; Sam plays both country and old-time music, expressing a preference for the old-time style but lamenting that there are few opportunities to play that part of his repertory outside of his home; 14-16, Sam's brother Merrill Oakes, a fine rhythm guitar player and reputedly an excellent five-string banjo player; 17, Maria's sister Rena Deprey, who videotaped some of the music; 18-19, Fieldworker Ray Brassieur talks with John Connor; 20, Painting done by Maria's mother, an amateur artist

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C004
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C004

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. Sam Oakes' home, Fort Kent, Maine. Maine United States Aroostook County Fort Kent, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine, June 9. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c004/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Sam Oakes' home, Fort Kent, Maine. Maine United States Aroostook County Fort Kent, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine, June 9. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c004/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Sam Oakes' home, Fort Kent, Maine. Fort Kent, Maine, June 9. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c004/>.