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Photo, Print, Drawing Various scenes, New Brunswick; Woven mat, Albert house; Geraldine Chasse and Ernie Chasse home, Saint David Village, Madawaska, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Various scenes, New Brunswick; Woven mat, Albert house; Geraldine Chasse and Ernie Chasse home, Saint David Village, Madawaska, Maine

Names

  • Whitman, David A., 1950- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • New Brunswick; Madawaska, Maine, June 17, 1991 - June 19, 1991

Headings

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

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document various scenes in New Brunswick, Canada; 1, Entrance to the cemetery at the Catholic church in St. Basile; 2, Cemetery at St. Basile? the building in the background was used to store bodies in the winter, when the ground was too frozen to dig graves; 3, Three Feathers gift shop on the Malecite reserve in Iroquois, New Brunswick, just east of Edmunston. Note the totem pole, an artifact generally associated with peoples of the Pacific northwest; 4, IGA grocery store in Clair, New Brunswick. Much of the signage is in French; while the province of New Brunswick is officially bilingual, French is the primary language in the upper St. John River valley; 5-6, A type of convenience store called a depanner; these stores are distinct from others in that they open later in the day and stay open later at night than others. They are numerous on the New Brunswick side of the river; 7-8, Bi-lingual traffic sign along Highway 120 east of Clair; 9, Street sign in New Brunswick, the majority of which (at least in the upper St. John River valley) are in French; 10, School bus parked next to a home, presumably that of the driver, near Clair. New Brunswick has separate school systems for English and French speakers; this bus is used in the French system, which enrolls many more pupils than the English; 11, The hills of Maine as seen from New Brunswick; the hedgerows may mark property division lines of the earliest land grants, which were measured in arpent and laid out in the French long lot fashion; 12-13, A bilingual sign near Edmunston; 14, Sign on a plumber's place of business in Edmunston; business signs in this part of New Brunswick are generally either bilingual or French only, although a few English only signs can be found. The following images were taken in St. David Village, in the town of Madawaska, ME; 15-18, A woven mat, thought to be of Native American manufacture, which was purportedly found hidden in the walls of the Fred Albert house in St. David when it was moved to the property of the Madawaska historical society. The mat is currently kept in a glass display case in the Albert house; 19-20, The home of Geraldine and Ernie Chasse in St. David, ME. This fairly large house is of mid-nineteenth century log construction, and has been enlarged several times; the roof has been raised and the former summer kitchen enclosed. Twentieth century re-modeling includes the addition of a second floor over the former kitchen, the rearrangement of interior walls, and the brick facade.

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C012
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C012

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:

Whitman, David A. Various scenes, New Brunswick; Woven mat, Albert house; Geraldine Chasse and Ernie Chasse home, Saint David Village, Madawaska, Maine. New Brunswick Canada Maine Aroostook County United States Madawaska, 1991. New Brunswick; Madawaska, Maine, - June 19, 1991. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c012/.

APA citation style:

Whitman, D. A. (1991) Various scenes, New Brunswick; Woven mat, Albert house; Geraldine Chasse and Ernie Chasse home, Saint David Village, Madawaska, Maine. New Brunswick Canada Maine Aroostook County United States Madawaska, 1991. New Brunswick; Madawaska, Maine, - June 19, 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c012/.

MLA citation style:

Whitman, David A. Various scenes, New Brunswick; Woven mat, Albert house; Geraldine Chasse and Ernie Chasse home, Saint David Village, Madawaska, Maine. New Brunswick; Madawaska, Maine, - June 19, 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c012/>.