Top of page

Photo, Print, Drawing Acadian Festival talent show, Madawaska, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Acadian Festival talent show, Madawaska, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Madawaska, Maine, June 26, 1991

Headings

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

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document the talent show held as part of the annual Acadian Festival in Madawaska, ME; 1-6, Annick Gagnon, the featured performer at the talent show. Annick is a young (age thirteen at the time of this performance) Canadian woman who is developing a career as a professional singer, and enjoys widespread popularity in the region; she sings in both French and English; 7-10, Fieldworkers Ray Brassieur and Lisa Ornstein examine souvenirs and talk with a member of the Keystone Kops, a local organization of volunteer men who appear at many functions in the study area, where they provide "security" and engage in assorted hijinks; 11, Quilt (which really appeared to be a woven coverlet) raffled during Acadian Festival; 12, Souvenir sweatshirts with a graphic depicting certain features of the town of Madawaska; these are sold throughout the year at the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce, not only at the Acadian Festival; 14, Annick Gagnon continues her performance after a costume change; 15, One of the Acadian Festival volunteer organizers is interviewed by local media; 16, Annick Gagnon is joined onstage by her sisters and someone in a Mickey Mouse costume while performing "It's a Small, Small World"; 17, Gert Daigle, a local woman, performs "God Bless the Foreign Land," a song she had written to honor American soldiers participating in the war against Iraq (Operation Desert Storm); 18, Daigle is joined by another locla woman (name unknown) in a performance of a song with a Christian message; 19, MC Beurmond Banville; 20, A baton twirler; all the performers except Annick Gagnon were local amateurs and performed without pay.

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C020
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C020

Source Collection

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

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress believes that some of the materials in this collection are in the public domain or have no known copyright restrictions, and are therefore free to use or reuse. For example, the fieldwork in this collection is in the public domain in the United States.

However, the Library has obtained permission for the use of other materials, and presents additional materials for educational and research purposes in accordance with fair use under United States copyright law. For example, some of the recordings contain copyrighted music, and not all of the performers and other individuals who were recorded signed releases for public use of their work.

In addition, the American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance. Rights assessment is your responsibility. The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Permissions may additionally be required from holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights). Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. However, the information we have may not be accurate or complete.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Credit line: Maine Acadian Cultural Survey collection (AFC 1991/029), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Acadian Festival talent show, Madawaska, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Madawaska, 1991. Madawaska, Maine. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c020/.

APA citation style:

Brassieur, C. R., Ornstein, L. & Whitman, D. A. (1991) Acadian Festival talent show, Madawaska, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine Madawaska, 1991. Madawaska, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c020/.

MLA citation style:

Brassieur, C. Ray, Lisa Ornstein, and David A Whitman. Acadian Festival talent show, Madawaska, Maine. Madawaska, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c020/>.