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Photo, Print, Drawing Sam Oakes' home, interior and exterior, Fort Kent, Maine; Acadian Landing Site Memorial, near Madwaska, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Sam Oakes' home, interior and exterior, Fort Kent, Maine; Acadian Landing Site Memorial, near Madwaska, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Fort Kent, Maine; Madawaska, Maine, June 9, 1991 - June 10, 1991

Headings

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

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: 1, Painting done by Maria Oakes mother, an amateur artist; 2, Message over the door to the Oakes house; the rameau (blessed palm), which in Catholic belief will protect a buliding from disaster, is found in a large percentage of houses in the study area; 3-4, Family pictures in the Oakes house; again, note the rameau; 5, Saddle-notched logs at the corners of the Oakes house, which occupant Sam Oakes built himself; this type of joinery does not seem to have been commonly used in older log houses in the area; 6, Exterior wall of Oakes house; 7, Family barbecue held in conjunction with music party; according to family members, such functions are held nearly every weekend during the summer; 8, Fieldworker Ray Brassieur talks with John Connor of St. Francis, ME; 9, One of the youngest attendees at the party; 10, Sam's brother Merrill Oakes; The following images document a visit to the cross which stands as a memorial at the site on the Saint John River where the first Acadian settlers in the upper Saint John Valley are said to have landed; 11, Fieldworkers Lisa Ornstein and Ray Brassieur read the memorial plaques in the company of Claude "Blackie" Cyr of Madawaska and Madawaska Chamber of Commerce Director Cathie Corey (far right); 12-17, Local historian Bernette Albert tells the history of the first Acadian families to settle in the upper Saint John River Valley; 18-19, White marble cross commemorating the landing site, erected by the Madawaska Historical Society; the marble cross replaced previous white wooden crosses; 20, Looking away from the river from the Landing Site Memorial; St. David Catholic Church is visible to the right of center

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C005
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C005

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:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Sam Oakes' home, interior and exterior, Fort Kent, Maine; Acadian Landing Site Memorial, near Madwaska, Maine. Madawaska United States Fort Kent Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine; Madawaska, Maine, June 9, 1991. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c005/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Sam Oakes' home, interior and exterior, Fort Kent, Maine; Acadian Landing Site Memorial, near Madwaska, Maine. Madawaska United States Fort Kent Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine; Madawaska, Maine, June 9, 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c005/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Sam Oakes' home, interior and exterior, Fort Kent, Maine; Acadian Landing Site Memorial, near Madwaska, Maine. Fort Kent, Maine; Madawaska, Maine, June 9, 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c005/>.