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Photo, Print, Drawing Various buildings and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine

About this Item


  • Various buildings and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine


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

Created / Published

  • Fort Kent, Maine, July 12, 1991


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


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs


  • -  Index data: These images document a variety of buildings and scenes in Fort Kent, ME; 1-2, Alberie Pelletier works in some of his potato fields; 3-4, A potato house of the type located near the railroad tracks which served to store potatoes prior to shipment; this particular example, located on Market St., has been converted to retail shops; 5, A beauty salon in a house; combining business and home is a common occurrence, and beauty salons are particularly well represented in this category; 6, Shrine in the yard; many houses in the study area have such shrines; 7, Decorative eagle on a house, a motif seen throughout the study area; 8, Mailboxes are often buried by snow or hit by snowplows; residents have tried to solve the problem by setting the boxes back off the road; 9-10, A type of rectangular clothesline seen throughout the study area; 11, House painted a bright blue/green; similar colors are seen on many houses; 12, Another set-back mailbox; the supporting structure, according to fieldworker Ray Brassieur, resembles a type of trap called a figure 4; 13-14, Wildflowers, which were plentiful in the study area in June and July; 15-16, Alberie Pelletier in his potato field; 17-18, House and shed painted bright blue; the gambrel roof on the shed is a style used on a variety of buildings; 19-20, Farmland in eastern Fort Kent, on North Perley Brook Rd.; small herds of cattle are found occasionally on farms in the study area.


  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C041
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C041

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

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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 buildings and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine. Fort Kent United States Aroostook County Maine, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Whitman, D. A. (1991) Various buildings and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine. Fort Kent United States Aroostook County Maine, 1991. Fort Kent, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Whitman, David A. Various buildings and scenes, Fort Kent, Maine. Fort Kent, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.