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Series 3: Graphic materials (continued)
Color slides (continued)
Adrien Morin, potato grower and barrel maker, Saint David, Maine, July 27, 1991 (continued)
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c077
20 35mm color slides
These images document a visit to potato grower and barrel maker Adrien Morin in St. David, ME. See MAP-DW-C076 for more information; 1-4, Adrien's son Ray demonstrates how a barrel is assembled; the large wheel is turned to apply the necessary pressure on a band which forces the staves together; then, a hoop is slipped over the staves; 5, Equipment used in final assembly; 6-7, Finished potato barrels; 8-10, Field coordinator Ray Brassieur discusses the operation with the Morins; 11-12, see #5; 13, Building which houses part of the barrel making operation; 14, Morin's truck; 15-16, Sign for the barrel-making business; 17, A variety of trucks on the Morin farm; 18, The building in which staves are made; 19, Chair made from part of a barrel; 20, Painting of potato barrels in Morin's office; artist unknown.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C078 St. Luce Catholic Church, Frenchville, Maine, July 27, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c078
20 35mm color slides
These images (except #1) document St. Luce Catholic Church in Frenchville, ME; 1, Train car and water tower in Frenchville, restored and maintained by the Frenchville Historical Society; 2-3, Looking toward the altar from the back of the sanctuary; 4-5, Stations of the cross; 6, Statues of saints; 7, Pews; 8, Looking up at the ceiling in the sanctuary; 11-13, Columns and molding in the sanctuary; 15-16, St. Luce with plate of eyes; 17, Looking toward the back of the sanctuary; 18, Box in rear of sanctuary for offerings; 19-20, Texturized surface on exterior walls.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C079 Various buildings and scenes, Frenchville, Maine; Wallagrass, Maine, July 27, 1991 - July 28, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c079
20 35mm color slides
These images document a variety of buildings and scenes; 1-5, Wooden cross at senior citizen residential facility across the road from St. Luce Catholic Church, Frenchville, ME; close-ups in #2-4 show saw marks consistent with pit-sawn lumber; 6, Wrought iron representation of Virgin Mary on exterior wall of residential facility; 7, Presbytery at St. Luce Catholic Church; 8, Chrome ball, a popular yard ornament, Wallagrass; 9-12, A variety of decorative boards used on eaves of houses, Wallagrass; many different patterns of these boards are found throughout the study area; 13, Large rock in yard, Wallagrass; such rocks are often used as decorative items. This one is painted; some are landscaped, and some simply jut up from the yard; 14-15, Members of a group known as Rainbows at a rest area on State Highway 11, Wallagrass; 16, Pump for delivery of well water at rest area; 17, Kendo, a member of the Rainbows; 18-20, A shrine and grottoes at the Catholic church in Soldier Pond.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C080 Catholic Church and houses, Soldier Pond, Maine; Various scenes, Eagle, Lake, Maine, July 28, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c080
20 35mm color slides
These images document the Catholic church at Soldier Pond; 1-2, Grottoes; 3, Church; Miscellaneous scenes; 4-8, Decorative boards on eaves of houses in Soldier Pond; a variety of such boards are found throughout the study area; 9, Small building with facade attached to house in Soldier Pond, it appears to have once been a commercial building; 10-11, Decorative boards on eaves, Eagle Lake; 12, House in Eagle Lake; the gray and red color combination is a popular one throughout the area; 13-20, Sunset on Eagle Lake.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C081 Landscapes scenes, Eagle Lake, Maine; Eloi Daigle house, Fort Kent, Maine, July 28, 1991 - July 29, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c081
20 35mm color slides
An assortment of miscellaneous scenes on Eagle Lake; 1-4, Sunset on Eagle Lake, photographed from the deck of the camp occupied by fieldworkers Ray Brassieur and David Whitman; 5-6, Moon over Eagle Lake, from deck of camp; 7-8, Cloth bag with graphic depicting town of Madawaska, ME, available through Madawaska Chamber of Commerce; 9-15, Loons on Eagle Lake; These images document the Eloi Daigle house on U.S. Highway 1, Fort Kent, ME. This house has apparently been continuously occupied since its construction in the mid-nineteenth century; it is one of the oldest still standing in the area; 16-20, Eloi Daigle house; the unpainted section and garage represent much later additions.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C082 Eloi Daigle house, Fort Kent, Maine; Ship's knee and Fred Albert house, Saint David, Maine; Various scenes, Frenchville, Maine, and Upper St. John River Valley, New Brunswick, July 29, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c082
20 35mm color slides
These images document the Eloi Daigle house in Fort Kent, ME; see MAP-DW-C081 for more information; 1-3, Exterior of Daigle house; 4-9, Closet door in Daigle house; an interesting and typically Acadian feature is that the fancier chamfered panels are on the inside of the door; These images document a ship's knee in the Fred Albert house in St. David, ME. Other photo logs and field notes from this project contain a good deal of information about the Albert house and ship's knees; 10-12, Close-ups of ship's knee showing the heads of fasteners called drift pins; 13-15, Ship's knee connecting attic floor to top plate; Miscellaneous images; 16, Shrine on a porch in Frenchville, ME; such shrines are a common sight at houses throughout the study area; 17-18, Elroi Daigle house in Frenchville, ME, as seen looking across the St. John River from New Brunswick; 19, Memorial plaque in the upper Saint John River Valley, New Brunswick; 20, Sign advertising "Patates a vendre" (potatoes for sale), New Brunswick.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C083 Various buildings and scenes, Wallagrass, Maine; Fort Kent, Maine; and Frenchville, Maine, July 30, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c083
20 35mm color slides
These images document a variety of buildings and scenes; 1, Sign warning of railroad crossing on driveway leaving the camp on Eagle Lake occupied by fieldworkers Ray Brassieur and David Whitman? there was a recent fatality at this crossing; 2, Barn with completed shake shingle repair, Wallagrass, ME; 3, Barn designed and built by Paul Freeman in Wallagrass; 4, Paul Freeman's house; 5, Old schoolhouse being restored, probably to be used as a residence, Wallagrass; 6, Hay under a tarp at a farm on State Highway 11, Wallagrass; 7, House with flock of sheep in small fenced pasture, Wallagrass; 8, Plourde's Catering truck, Fort Kent, ME? the Plourdes run a small grocery store and catering business from their home; 9-10, Abandoned starch factory on the Fish River in Fort Kent, one of two such abandoned facilities in the area; the other is in Frenchville; 11, School bus garage in Fort Kent with a type of facade which is also found on residential property throughout the study area; 12-13, House on Highway 11, Fort Kent; the fresh coat of bright blue paint may indicate that bright greens and blues are enjoying renewed popularity in the area; 14-15, International bridge over the St. John River between Fort Kent, ME, and Clair, New Brunswick; 16, French sign at the DOC service station in Fort Kent; this sign, which changed often (sometimes daily) was in English throughout June and July; this message was posted on or about July 30; 17-18, Phillipe Roy Building, 1820, downtown Fort Kent; 19, First Assembly of God Church, Fort Kent; there seems to have been a recent increase in the number of Protestant churches in the predominantly Catholic study area; 20, Array of lawn ornaments, including penguins and chrome balls, Frenchville, ME.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C084 Various buildings and scenes, Frenchville, Maine, and Fort Kent, Maine, July 30, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c084
14 35mm color slides
Miscellaneous scenes; 1, Array of lawn ornaments, including pelicans and chrome balls, Frenchville, ME; 2, Barn well-known locally as the "Star Barn"; 3-4, Shrine at a house in Frenchville; 6, Train car loaded with logs, Frenchville; 7, Decorative pelican on a porch railing, Frenchville; 8-11, Farmland in New Brunswick, photographed from a rest area on U.S. Highway 1 in Frenchville; the layout of the fields suggests a long lot pattern of land division; 12-13, Frank's appliance repair, an example of the many different types of business which area residents have incorporated into their residences; 14, Alberie Pelletier's potato house on Market St., Fort Kent; Mr. Pelletier claimed that, of the group of potato houses along this stretch (there are several), this was the only one currently in use (as a potato house).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: DW-C085 Scenes along U.S. Highway 1, Frenchville, Maine and Fort Kent, Maine; Grande Riviere Festival, Van Buren, Maine, July 13, 1991 - July 14, 1991
Photographer: David A. Whitman
Digital content available: afc1991029_dw_c085
11 35mm color slides
These images were inadvertently omitted during accessioning. In proper sequence, these would fall between MAP-DW-C046-4 and MAP-DW-C04 6-5; 1, Lit shrine, U.S. Highway 1, Frenchville, ME; 2, Collapsing twin barn, Maine Highway 161, Fort Kent, ME; 3-5, Harvesting new potatoes by hand; 6, Sign at a farm on Maine Highway 161; 7-11, Tintamarre, Grande Riviere Festival, Van Buren, ME.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C001 In and around Eagle Lake, Maine; Maison Daigle St. Jean, Clair, New Brunswick, June 25, 1991 - June 26, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c001
20 35mm color slides
These images document the Eagle Lake environs on June 25, and on June 26, field research in recording an 1848 French (Acadian) house in Clair, New Brunswick. This house (Maison Daigle St. Jean) is an important historic Acadian house that has been reconstructed as a museum site by the Clair Historical Society, Inc. See Marshall's fieldnotes for June 26; 1-7, Eagle Lake, early morning; views from front porch of the Phil Brown house (fieldworkers' lodgings); 8-16, Maison Daigle St. Jean: views of the house. This is a piece-sur-piece en colombage Acadian log house of the first quality. SEE fieldnotes. Note its massing, its ornament, and the front door area; 17, Brassier on the front porch; 18-20, Views of interior: kitchen. Note built-in cupboard and the niche for various religious statues representing the annual cycle of Catholic observances (here, Jesus).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C002 Maison Daigle St. Jean, Clair, New Brunswick; St. John River, potato houses, railroad, Fort Kent, Maine, June 26, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c002
20 35mm color slides
Continuation of Maison Daigle St. John; 1 Interior view of left front parlor; note boxed-in columns (this is a piece-sur-piece, en colombage house); 1848; 2, Maison Daigle St. Jean guide Ms. Nadine Caouette. Please send courtesy print to her, c/o the museum, Clair, NB; 3-4, the house with the new Acadian barn to its left and rear; this barn is a careful replica of the "grange Acadien" barn type that is representative of the early period of Acadian settlement and agricultural economy; 5, interior of second story of the house; note the ship's knee brace that is an important feature of these houses; 5-8, the grange Acadien here; #8 is Lisa Ornstein visiting with the museum builders/staff; 9-13, environs of the Maison Daigle museum; views working left to right of the St. John River and Ft. Kent, from shore of river adjacent to the Maison Daigle St. Jean site; 14-15, highway and sign for Maison Daigle museum, Clair, NB; 16, border customs check point, Canadian side; 17, view of St. John River form middle of the bridge between Clair, NB and Ft. Kent; note sign indicating international boundary; 18-20, potato houses and Bangor and Aroostook Railroad cars along Market Street in Ft. Kent, Me.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C003 Buildings and various scenes, Fort Kent, Maine, and Eagle Lake, Maine, June 26, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c003
20 35mm color slides
Continuation of Ft. Kent; Eagle Lake buildings; 1-13, potato houses on Market Street, beside Bangor and Aroostook Railroad tracks; railroad flat cars loaded with harvested logs to be shipped to regional lumber and paper mills; 11-13, show historic BAR depot beside tracks; 14-15, Acadian type house on corner of Dube St. and U.S. Hwy. 1, Ft. Kent; 16-17, farm: potato house of 20th century variety (partly subterranean), Maine highway 11 south of Ft. Kent at Wallagrass; 18, Acadian cottage (center) with attached additions, Ft. Kent, on Me. 11; 19, Eagle Lake post office; 20, retirement home, Ft. Kent.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C004 Val Violette House, Van Buren, Maine, June 26, 1991 - June 27, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c004
20 35mm color slides
The Val Violette House is an important Acadian dwelling, in the piece-sur-piece en colombage construction tradition, and on National Register of Historic Places; 1-2, "temple form" Greek Revival-influenced Victorian period farm house, on Maine 11 near Eagle Lake, June 26; 3, John Brown house, on Me. 11 across the highway from Phil Brown house (fieldworkers' lodgings); note its color scheme: "sang de beouf" (ox blood shade of red plus grey); this color scheme is important regional identity in the St. John valley; 4, USGS quadrangle map of field research, on office wall, Ft. Kent field headquarters; 13, views of Val Violette House, US 1, Van Buren; this is a large and expanded version of the 19th century Acadian cottage house type; piece-sur-piece / log construction with columns (en colombage); note Greek Revival cornice and pilasters and other stylistic period decoration details; 14, Ray Brassieur inspects pieces of the madriers (logs) left from a remodeling of the Violette House; note the shape and size of these logs that were horizontal logs set flush (piece-sur-piece construction); not the tenon on the end of the log that was let into the groove (coulisse) in the vertical column; 15-18, details of roof construction in Violette House; note joints, note original decking under roofing; 19, equipment found by Brassier in the attic with a loom; 20, Sisters visiting there: S. Ludwina Deveau (a nun) (rt.) and her sister, Sister Hermine Deveau (a Marist missionary) * SEND COURTESY PRINT OF THIS SLIDE TO THEM (RB has address).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C005 Val Violette House, Van Buren, Maine; Houses, Madawaska, Maine, June 27, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c005
20 35mm color slides
Continuation of Val Violette House; etc.; 1, Sisters visiting the Violette Hous; S. Ludwina Deveau (a nun) (rt.) and her sister, Sister Hermine Deveau (a Marist missionary); 2, DO, with Brassieur; 3-4, houses, Upper Frenchville; 5-7, Railroad water tank and caboose reconstructed by Frenchville historical society; 8-9, Frenchville Video Outlet and Jesse's Foodland (1-543-6011, Mr. Jesse Michaud, PO Box 225, Frenchville, ME 04745); the "square of the house" is a piece-sur-piece log Acadian cottage; compare with Plourdes Store, Soldier Pond (similar reconfiguring of Acadian house as a community grocery store); 10, house, Madawaska; 11, commercial building, Madawaska; 12-13, olive green Greek / neoclassical detailed vernacular house (central hall house type), Madawaska on Hwy. 246; 14-16, Brunswick Beverages / Aroostook Butter bldg., Hwy. 1, Madawaska; 17, Fred Albert house, Madawaska; 18, vinyl siding / natural wood pilasters, Greek vernacular house, west of Madawaska on US 1; 19-20, Soldier Pond rest stop, picnic area on Me. 11; interpretive sign about early roads to Ft. Kent (1839 Fish River Road, etc.).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C006 Soldier Pond historic site, Maine; Vernacular buildings on Maine 11 near Eagle Lake, Maine; Acadian Village Museum near Van Buren, Maine, June 27, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c006
20 35mm color slides
1-6, Soldier Pond (Fish River) rest stop and picnic area; historic site and interpretive sign; on Me. 11 s. of Ft. Kent; 7-9, Hwy. 11, brown shingled house s. side of highway; 10-13, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wallagrass (on 11); statue; 14-17, Acadian Village outdoor museum; reconstructed buildings, n. of Van Buren, US 1: #14 is the main office and museum shop; #16 view of several building; 18-20, Parent-Roy log house of the earliest Acadian variety, much like houses of the British or Anglo-Americans except for the closeness of the fit of the pieces / logs and cornering details (#20); note the square notching of the horizontal logs at the corners but with the vertical wooden pins to lock the corners in place (partially destroyed during museum relocation and reconstruction); note also that the logs are hewn with a broad axe square on all four sides and they fit flush horizontally (unlike Anglo-American log construction).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C007 Acadian Village outdoor museum, near Van Buren Maine, June 27, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c007
20 35mm color slides
Continuation of buildings at Acadian Village outdoor museum: Parent-Roy log house; Maison Morneault; 1-4, continuation of Parent-Roy log house: interior; 5-10, Parent-Roy log house, exterior; note roof detail (eave treatment) in #11: this is a Quebec tradition; 12—20, Maison Morneault historic house, Acadian Village museum; a piece-sur-piece Acadian cottage en colombage; c. 1857; post office addition to south gable end; ship's knees in sleeping loft (two pair); note detailing around front door of the house (classical revival; federal); note bird house attached to corner of the house (as with other Acadian houses).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C008 Acadian Village outdoor near Van Buren, Maine, June 27, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c008
20 35mm color slides
Maison Morneault (piece-sur-piece), Maison Ouellette (log construction); grange Acadien (frame); 1-10, Maison Morneault, continued: interior; newspaper wall and ceiling insulation in second story (sleeping loft); 11-17, Maison Ouellette, 1859 Acadian cottage; horizontal log construction (perhaps half-dovetailed); 18-20, "grange Acadien," frame Acadian barn of the early Quebec type, reconstructed at the museum; note that the Acadian barn type is very much like the standard "English" barn in its type.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C009 Acadian Village Museum, Van Buren, Maine; Scenes in Frenchville, Maine; Log house, New Sweden, Maine; Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Catholic church, Lille, Maine, June 27, 1991 - June 28, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c009
20 35mm color slides
1, Acadian barn, door; 2, Acadian Village museum founder and director, Mrs. Ann Roy, at the museum (leader, founder), Pres., La Heritage Vivant * SEND COURTESY PRINT OF THIS SLIDE TO MRS. ROY (C/ O RB); 3, "Gateway to Canada" float for festival or parade, at Acadian Village Museum; 4-5, "potato seed knife," purchased by Marshall at Frenchville Video Outlet / Jesse's Foodland (1-543-6011, Mr. Jesse Michaud, PO Box 225, * Frenchville, ME 04745); 6, highway sign, Frenchville; 7, Swedish log house, New Sweden community; Swedish full-dovetailed cornering; house being reconstructed, rehabbed; 20, at Lille, June 28, the Norte Dame du Mont Carmel Catholic church, being gradually reconstructed or restored by Don Cyr; on US 1. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places (continued).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C010 Lille church and other scenes, Lille, Maine, June 28, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c010
20 35mm color slides
This is the defunct Catholic church that Don Cyr is planning to restore; on the National Register; has lots of potential for Park Service interpretation, etc.; Notre Dame du Mont Carmel is its official name; 1-5, church; 6-14, the rectory / presbyter (Cyr's residence now); note niche for religious statues in exterior wall on front porch; 15-16, the cemetery behind the church; 17, view of the landscape behind the Lille community; 18, Don Cyr's truck with Acadian flag license plate; 19-20, property on main street in Lille, next to the church: connected farmstead to the rear, with a commercial building with false-front attached to the front of the house.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C011 Lille church and other scenes, Lille, Maine, June 28, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c011
20 35mm color slides
This is the defunct Catholic church that Don Cyr is planning to restore (Notre Dame du Mont Carmel)....; 1-4, vernacular houses across the highway from the church; 5-11, exterior of the church, continued; 12-20, interior of the church; note clerestory windows and religious statues (13), and the pair of cast-iron gilded angels that Don Cyr has restored and plans to put back into their original positions on the two tops of the chapel's twin towers; 14, shows one of the painted / marbleized wooden columns in the sanctuary.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C012 Lille church and other scenes, Lille, Maine, June 28, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c012
20 35mm color slides
defunct Catholic church that Don Cyr is planning to restore (Notre Dame du Mont Carmel); stored dismantled Violette Acadian cottage; 1-2, drift pins (hand-forged iron) used to secure ship's knees in the Violette house dismantled and stored by Don Cyr behind the church; 3-8, Ray Brassieur visits with Don Cyr behind the church * SEND COURTESY PRINT OF #5 to DON CYR (via RB); 9-10, Acadian barn, expanded and altered, that was part of the church property; Don Cyr stores salvaged parts of historic buildings inside the barn (next to the church rectory); 11-12, frame shed behind the church where Cyr stores some of the Violette house parts; 13-14, cemetery; 15-16, the barn in its proximity to the rectory; 17, Don Cyr and Brassieur discuss the buildings; 18-20, sections of the historic Violette house being stored by Don Cyr for future reconstruction; the house is on the National Register for Historic Places (but hardly capable of being viewed); the curved wooden element in the center of #18 is a ship's knee.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C013 Don Cyr property and murals, Lillie, Maine; Danny Labrie twin barn, St. Agatha, Maine, June 28, 1991
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