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Photo, Print, Drawing Twin barns, Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin; Twin barn, Hamlin, Maine; St-Basile Catholic Church, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick

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Title

  • Twin barns, Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin; Twin barn, Hamlin, Maine; St-Basile Catholic Church, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin, Maine; Saint-Basile, New Brunswick, June 17, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Folklore--New Brunswick
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Hamlin
  • -  Canada -- New Brunswick -- Madawaska County -- Saint-Basile
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Frenchville

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document various structures observed while on a tour of the study area conducted by Julie Bayly and Patrick Ouellette; 1-4, A twin barn in Frenchville, ME. Several examples of this style, with its connected simple gable roofs, exist in the study area; however, it is unusual for such barns to have additions on two sides as this one does. Note the several wide doorways; this barn is still being used for equipment storage; 5-7, A twin barn in Hamlin, ME. Note the gambrel (locally termed colm-casse) roof, which, while common in barns of the study area, is found less frequently in twin barns than the simple gabled roof. It is currently not in use [This barn burnt to the ground in July, 1991]; 8-10, Looking down the St. John River from inside the Hamlin twin barn. The arched windows, used throughout this barn (see also slides 5-7, 11-12, and 14-15 on this page) are an unusual decorative feature; 11-12, Interior views of the Hamlin twin barn. This fairly large barn was divided into several compartments; note the three arched windows over the wide doorway, echoing those of the exterior wall; 13, Interior roof construction of Hamlin twin barn; this type of supporting truss structure, although more elaborate in this barn, is commonly used in the study area. Also typical is the absence of a ridgepole; 14-15, Side wall of Hamlin twin barn; this is the exterior of the wall through which slides 8-10 were taken. The front (left) part of the barn was separated by a wall from the rear, hence the side-by-side doorways; 16-18, The unoccupied house across the road (U.S. Highway 1) from the Hamlin twin barn. We presume, but do not know for certain, that the house and barn were (and may still be) part of the same property. The form of the house is not uncommon; its size and orientation, with the gabled side facing the road, suggest twentieth century construction; 19-20, The Catholic church and cemetery in St-Basile, New Brunswick. The white crosses toward the foreground represent the founding families, the first Acadian settlers of the study area.

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C011
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C011

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. Twin barns, Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin; Twin barn, Hamlin, Maine; St-Basile Catholic Church, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. Canada Frenchville Madawaska County New Brunswick United States Hamlin Basile Saint Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin, Maine; Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c011/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Twin barns, Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin; Twin barn, Hamlin, Maine; St-Basile Catholic Church, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. Canada Frenchville Madawaska County New Brunswick United States Hamlin Basile Saint Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin, Maine; Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c011/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Twin barns, Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin; Twin barn, Hamlin, Maine; St-Basile Catholic Church, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. Frenchville, Maine; Hamlin, Maine; Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c011/>.