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Photo, Print, Drawing Paul Freeman barn, Wallagrass, Maine; Various structures and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine, and Daigle, Maine; Village Acadien, Van Buren, Maine

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Title

  • Paul Freeman barn, Wallagrass, Maine; Various structures and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine, and Daigle, Maine; Village Acadien, Van Buren, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Wallagrass, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine, June 15, 1991

Headings

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

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document the interior roof structure of Paul Freeman's barn on State Highway 11, Wallagrass, ME. Freeman designed the barn himself; 1, Roof supporting trusses, unusual in the length they run perpendicular to the rafters; 2-7, Various photos of rafters and supports; see MAP-DW-C007 for more information about rafters; 8, Basketball backboard and hoop on second floor of barn; These images are of various buildings in Fort Kent, ME; 9, Office of Eagle Oil in downtown Fort Kent. Eagles are a common decorative motif in the study area. The Daigle family was one of the original Acadian families to settle in the area, and Daigle remains one of the more common names (French d'aiale translates as of the eaglet. See #12-13 below; 10, The rear of some of the buildings on the south side of Main Street, downtown Fort Kent (taken by Ray Brassieur); 11, House near downtown Fort Kent (taken by Brassieur); 12-13, House with decorative eagles in the village of Daigle, ME. This house is next to the store of Conrad Daigle, who is the only person in the study area whom I heard say that there was a connection between such eagles and the name Daigle; 14-16, Grave markers in the cemetery in Daigle. Flowers and religious statuary are quite commonly used to decorate graves; 17, Looking toward the village of Daigle from the cemetery; These images document structures in the Village Acadien, which has a National Register of Historic Places designation as a collection of buildings, in Van Buren, ME. All of the buildings have been moved to the site; 18-19, The Roy house, an eighteenth century log house; this house was disassembled, moved to the Village Acadien, and reassembled. However, it appears that the reconstruction is not precise; the house was built using piece-sur-piece logs with dovetail joinery, and the dovetails may have been sawn off during disassembly; 20, The Morneault house, typical of mid-nineteenth century houses of the study area; not visible is a small addition of the far side of the house.

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C008
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C008

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, and David A Whitman. Paul Freeman barn, Wallagrass, Maine; Various structures and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine, and Daigle, Maine; Village Acadien, Van Buren, Maine. Fort Kent Van Buren United States Wallagrass Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Wallagrass, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c008/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Paul Freeman barn, Wallagrass, Maine; Various structures and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine, and Daigle, Maine; Village Acadien, Van Buren, Maine. Fort Kent Van Buren United States Wallagrass Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Wallagrass, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c008/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, and David A Whitman. Paul Freeman barn, Wallagrass, Maine; Various structures and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine, and Daigle, Maine; Village Acadien, Van Buren, Maine. Wallagrass, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c008/>.