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Photo, Print, Drawing Various buildings and scenes, Van Buren, Maine

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  • Various buildings and scenes, Van Buren, Maine


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

Created / Published

  • Van Buren, Maine, July 15, 1991


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


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs


  • -  Index data: These images document a variety of buildings and scenes in Van Buren, ME; 1, Perfect Ponies, a business on U.S. Highway 1 in the village of Keegan; many residences in the study area incorporate some type of commercial activity; 2, Judy's Beauty Salon on U.S. 1, Keegan; such salons are one of the most commonly found types of residence/business combinations; 3, Wrought iron wayside cross, U.S. 1, Keegan; 4, A variety of lawn decoration, including a shrine to the Virgin Mary; such shrines are widespread in the area; 5-6, Al's Neighborhood Store, U.S. 1, Van Buren; the combination of residence with convenience/grocery store is found throughout the study area; 7, House painted a vivid blue/green, a popular color choice; 8, Shed under construction in Van Buren. The gambrel roof is a style used on many different types of buildings in the study area; many small sheds with this roof type appear to be made from kits, but this example is being built from scratch by the carpenter who lives on the property; 9-10, Small wooden handmade boat in Van Buren; this boat was said to have been built by a one-armed carpenter from St. Agatha, ME, who built approximately eight such boats; 11-13, Seagulls on a dock on Long Lake near the Van Buren public beach area; 14-15, Wildflowers in a field in Van Buren; 16-20, Sunset from a hilltop in rural Van Buren


  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C056
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C056

Source Collection

  • 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. Various buildings and scenes, Van Buren, Maine. United States Van Buren Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Van Buren, Maine. Photograph.

APA citation style:

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

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