Photo, Print, Drawing Potato farm in New Canada, Maine; Various scenes in Madawaska, Maine
About this Item
- Potato farm in New Canada, Maine; Various scenes in Madawaska, Maine
- Whitman, David A., 1950- (Photographer)
Created / Published
- New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine, June 28, 1991
- - Folklore--Maine
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - Documentary photographs
- - United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- New Canada
- - United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Madawaska
- Documentary photographs
- - Index data: These images document the potato farm of Orenie Bossie and Sons in New Canada, ME; 1, Barn with potato barrels stacked outside; 2, Field of young oats. Most farmers plant some sort of grain, often oats, along with potatoes; sometimes these are used as rotation crops; 3, Produce storage barn called a potato house; often, these are partially buried as an insulating technique; 4-5, Small garden on the farm; note that the plants are still covered for protection against possible frost, although it is late June; 6, Another view of the fields; 7, Notice on door to potato house, warning against contamination of seed potatoes; 8, Field of young potato plants, probably planted about three weeks ago; 9, Handmade wooden potato barrels, seldom used in modern harvesting; 10, Barn and shed. Note the custom painted sign with MPG (Maine Potato Growers) logo; these are found on many farms in the study area; The following images are of a variety of scenes in Madawaska, ME; 11-12, Sign at gas station on Main St. announcing aspects of Acadian Festival; 13, Sirois Sharpening Service truck; 14-16, Barn on a farm on Beaulieu Rd. ; the connected in-line barns are an unusual type. It is unknown if the barns are currently in use; 17, Potato field (foreground) and view of the St. John River Valley; 18-20, Former house now used as storage on a farm; the smaller section is probably an addition to the original house.
- 35 mm color slide
Call Number/Physical Location
- Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C028
- Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C028
- Maine Acadian Cultural Survey collection (AFC 1991/029)
- American Folklife Center
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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. Potato farm in New Canada, Maine; Various scenes in Madawaska, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine New Canada Madawaska, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c028/.
APA citation style:
Whitman, D. A. (1991) Potato farm in New Canada, Maine; Various scenes in Madawaska, Maine. United States Aroostook County Maine New Canada Madawaska, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c028/.
MLA citation style:
Whitman, David A. Potato farm in New Canada, Maine; Various scenes in Madawaska, Maine. New Canada, Maine; Madawaska, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c028/>.