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Photo, Print, Drawing Maison Daigle-St-Jean, Clair, New Brunswick

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  • Maison Daigle-St-Jean, Clair, New Brunswick


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

Created / Published

  • Clair, New Brunswick, June 26, 1991


  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Folklore--New Brunswick
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  Canada -- New Brunswick -- Madawaska County -- Clair


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs


  • -  Index data: These images document the Maison Daigle-St-Jean, a restored midnineteenth century house in Clair, New Brunswick; 1-5, Interior of the house; the fine carpentry and decorative woodwork attest to the skills of Acadian builders; These images document the Fred Albert house, a mid-nineteenth Acadian house which has been moved from its original location to a site on property owned by the Madawaska Historical Society in St. David Village, ME; 6-7, Loom; 8-15, Furniture and artifacts in the house, including a typical Acadian cupboard and chairs, a churn, and a cast-iron stove; 16-17, Fieldworker Howard Marshall examines a ship's knee in the attic; 18-20, Ship's knee in the attic. Ship's knees, a device used primarily in boat building, are a single piece of wood carved from the part of the tree where the root naturally curves upward into the trunk. Found in a variety of buildings in the study area, they were apparently used in construction until near the end of the nineteenth century (and possibly into the twentieth).


  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C014
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C014

Source Collection

  • Maine Acadian Cultural Survey collection (AFC 1991/029)


  • 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:

Marshall, Howard W, C. Ray Brassieur, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Maison Daigle-St-Jean, Clair, New Brunswick. Clair New Brunswick Canada Madawaska County, 1991. Clair, New Brunswick. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Marshall, H. W., Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Maison Daigle-St-Jean, Clair, New Brunswick. Clair New Brunswick Canada Madawaska County, 1991. Clair, New Brunswick. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Marshall, Howard W, et al. Maison Daigle-St-Jean, Clair, New Brunswick. Clair, New Brunswick. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.