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Photo, Print, Drawing Herman Deprey and Darcy Deprey at their farm, New Canada, Maine; Paul Freeman's property, Wallagrass, Maine

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Title

  • Herman Deprey and Darcy Deprey at their farm, New Canada, Maine; Paul Freeman's property, Wallagrass, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, June 12, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- New Canada
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Wallagrass

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document a visit with potato farmer Herman Deprey at his farm in New Canada, ME, and a visit to the home of retired potato farmer Paul Freeman in Wallagrass, ME; 1-3, Field coordinator Ray Brassieur talks with Herman in on of the barns located on Herman's farm; 4-5, Herman's son Darcey joins the conversation; 6, Door to the storage compartment for seed potatoes, which are particularly susceptible to contamination, hence the warning sign; 7-8, Potato barrels; Herman, like almost all farmers in the study area, has abandoned the use of barrels in harvesting his crop, but uses those he still has for storing other things (tools, trash, etc.); 9, Herman's grandson Danny riding his all-terrain vehicle. These ATVs are quite common in the study area, and are used for both pleasure riding and work; Danny sometimes helps out around the farm with his, hitching up a small trailer and clearing rocks out of the fields; 10, Newly planted potato fields on Herman's farm; 11, The Deprey farmstead; the house is occupied by Herman's father Mac and mother Blanche; 12, Barn on Paul Freeman's property on State Highway 11 in Wallagrass, ME; the long curve of this barn's roofline, which Freeman says he designed himself, is atypical; 13, Freeman's house and barn; 14-15, Freeman's house, probably built in the late nineteenth century; Freeman termed the construction madrier. which could mean either log or plank. The proportions and roofline of this house are quite typical of the study area, as is the outside cellar entrance. The small arch over the front door, while not common, is found on houses throughout the region; 16, Potato barrels in Freeman's barn; 17, Brassieur, Herman Deprey, Paul Freeman, and Freeman's daughter Angela talk in one of the doorways to the barn; 18, Doorway to the barn, with large tire chains on the ground in front; 19-20, Interior detail of the roof of Freeman's barn; while the absence of a ridgepole is typical, the continuous curve in which the rafters are sawn is not. Also unusual is the horizontal sandwich construction of the rafters.

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C007
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C007

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. Herman Deprey and Darcy Deprey at their farm, New Canada, Maine; Paul Freeman's property, Wallagrass, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine New Canada Wallagrass, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c007/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Herman Deprey and Darcy Deprey at their farm, New Canada, Maine; Paul Freeman's property, Wallagrass, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine New Canada Wallagrass, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c007/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, and David A Whitman. Herman Deprey and Darcy Deprey at their farm, New Canada, Maine; Paul Freeman's property, Wallagrass, Maine. New Canada, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c007/>.