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Photo, Print, Drawing Various buildings and scenes, New Canada, Fort Kent, and Van Buren, Maine

About this Item

Title

  • Various buildings and scenes, New Canada, Fort Kent, and Van Buren, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine, July 15, 1991

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Maine
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Documentary photographs
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Fort Kent
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- New Canada
  • -  United States -- Maine -- Aroostook County -- Van Buren

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document a variety of scenes throughout the study area; 1, Abandoned farm equipment; see MAP-DW-C051, #20; 2, Mailbox set back from the road to avoid damage by snow and snowplow; 3, Typical partially buried potato house; this one is no longer in use, a common occurrence; 4, Many residents have some type of cottage industry in which they operate from their homes; 5, Building with facade; see MAP-DW-C050, #8; 6, Rectangular clothesline, a commonly seen type; 7, Small barn with gambrel roof, a style used on a wide variety of buildings in the study area; 8-9, A variety of trucks parked at homes along State Highway 161; independent trucking, sometimes combined with farming, is an important occupation in the region; 10, Small herds of livestock are only occasionally seen on farms in the study area; 11, Custom sign with MPG (Maine Potato Growers) logo; such sings are seen on many farms; 12, Farmstead on State Highway 161; 13, Another independent trucker (see #8-9); 14, Another custom sign on a potato farm; note that this one specifically mentions trucking (see #8-9); 15, Non-commercial building with facade; see MAP-DW-C050, #8; 16-18, Spraying the potato fields; potato farming is said to be quite input intensive; 19, Another farming/trucking custom sign on a potato farm, this one is south of Van Buren on U.S. Highway 1; 20, Looking east from U.S. 1, south of Van Buren; the peak in the distance is probably in New Brunswick.

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C051
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C051

Source Collection

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

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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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, New Canada, Fort Kent, and Van Buren, Maine. Fort Kent Van Buren United States Maine New Canada Aroostook County, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c051/.

APA citation style:

Whitman, D. A. (1991) Various buildings and scenes, New Canada, Fort Kent, and Van Buren, Maine. Fort Kent Van Buren United States Maine New Canada Aroostook County, 1991. New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c051/.

MLA citation style:

Whitman, David A. Various buildings and scenes, New Canada, Fort Kent, and Van Buren, Maine. New Canada, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; Van Buren, Maine. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c051/>.