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

About this Item

Title

  • Various buildings and scenes, Van Buren, Maine, and Hamlin, Maine

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Van Buren, Maine; Hamlin, Maine, July 15, 1991 - July 16, 1991

Headings

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

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography
  • Documentary photographs

Notes

  • -  Index data: These images document a variety of buildings and scenes; 1-2, Sunset from a hilltop in Van Buren; 3-6, Spraying potato fields; local growers describe potato farming as input intensive; 7, Partially buried potato house in Hamlin. This structure combines a construction method long used in building such barns, earth contact, with a relatively modern material, corrugated steel; 8, Trucks on a farm in Hamlin; many area farmers are also shippers of both their own produce and goods produced by others; 9, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hamlin; 10-11, Barn with old farming machinery; the growth in front of the doorways suggests that this machinery has been idle for some time; 12, House and garage painted bright green; similar colors are widely and often used, especially on houses. The facade on the garage is normally associated with commercial buildings. See MAP-DW-C050, #8; 13, Medical facility in Van Buren called L'Acadie; 14, Banner over U.S. Highway 1 announcing annual Grande Riviere Festival; 15, "Parking to see Indians" sign at Village Acadien in Van Buren; Native American Day was held at the Village on the previous day; 16, Large storage facilities called potato houses, in which the produce would be stored just prior to shipment. Many, like these, are no longer in use; 17-18, Wayside cross near the Village Acadien on U.S. Highway 1 in Keegan; 19, Loading bundles of shakes at a small sawmill in Keegan. Milling, formerly an industry of importance in the area, has declined greatly; few sawmills are still operating; 20, Custom sign on a potato farm; most farms in the study area have such signs. The sign indicates that this enterprise combines growing and shipping; many, though not all, farmers ship their own produce, and some ship other commodities as well.

Medium

  • 35 mm color slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C057
  • Field project identifier: MAP-DW-C057

Source Collection

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

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

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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, and Hamlin, Maine. United States Hamlin Van Buren Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Van Buren, Maine; Hamlin, Maine, - July 16, 1991. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c057/.

APA citation style:

Whitman, D. A. (1991) Various buildings and scenes, Van Buren, Maine, and Hamlin, Maine. United States Hamlin Van Buren Maine Aroostook County, 1991. Van Buren, Maine; Hamlin, Maine, - July 16, 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c057/.

MLA citation style:

Whitman, David A. Various buildings and scenes, Van Buren, Maine, and Hamlin, Maine. Van Buren, Maine; Hamlin, Maine, - July 16, 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991029_dw_c057/>.