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Series 3: Graphic materials (continued)
Color slides (continued)
In and around Eagle Lake, Maine; Maison Daigle St. Jean, Clair, New Brunswick, June 25, 1991 - June 26, 1991 (continued)
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
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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
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c013
20 35mm color slides
"Twin barns" are a significant feature in the regional vernacular architecture of the St. John valley; 1-5, other elements of the dismantled Violette house on the Don Cyr property at Lille church; #1 is flooring, #3 is floor joists; #5 shows Ray Brassieur lifting the tarp to get a better look at the stored building; 6-7, Acadian murals painted by Don Cyr and used during festivals; 8, landscape — St. John River at Frenchville, from the road to the "back settlements" en route to the St. Agatha community; 9-20, the Danny Labrie frame twin barn, St. Agathe community 2 1/2 mi. south of Frenchville, on a prosperous family potato farm. A twin barn is essentially a pair of Acadian type barns placed one behind the other with the interstice framed in with a transverse roof; note that the exterior walls are shingled; interior views suggest the framing (documented in Marshall fieldnotes).
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C014 Danny Labrie twin barn, St. Agatha, Maine, June 28, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c014
20 35mm color slides
"Twin barns" are a significant feature in the regional vernacular architecture of the St. John valley; this is a successful family-run modern potato farm with the latest in computer-assisted management practices; interior of the twin barn, continued; 2-7, the barn and its environs, including a new potato field under cultivation; 8-10, new sheet metal building used for equipment storage on the Labrie farm built on the model of 50-year old "quonset hut" designs developed during World War II; 11-18, continued views of the Danny Labrie frame twin barn; note shingling on the exterior walls (an important regional characteristic); 19, the Labrie farmstead; Acadian type house to the left, with typical appendages and broad porch.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C015 Potato houses and landscapes, St. Agatha, Maine, June 28, 199
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c015
20 35mm color slides
potato houses are an important feature in the postrailroad landscape of the late 19th and of the 2 0th centuries; important in the regional vernacular architecture of the St. John valley; 1-4, agricultural landscape in the "back settlements" or concessions, near St. Agatha community; arpent system of land division visible here as in other slides elsewhere; barn is a frame Acadian barn with gambrel roof; 5-20, the Herman Deprey potato house; the structure features a concrete fire wall; located adjacent to Bangor and Aroostook Railroad line; potatoes are brought here from the fields and stored until shipped via rail to the market; the potato house (a kind of twolevel barn) has thickly insulated walls and is very dark; it is partly built into the side of the hill to provide access for loading the potato house from the top down.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C016 Potato houses and scenes, St. Agatha, Maine
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c016
20 35mm color slides
Log missing
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C017 Phyllis Perreault farm, Wallagrass, Maine; Maison Alexis Cyr, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick, June 29, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c017
20 35mm color slides
The St. Basile, NB, log buildings are important; 1-4, Phyllis Perreault farm, Wallagrass on Me. 11, continued: frame shingled house, "La Vielle Maison," ca. 1885; dwelling is the form of a familiar British Isles dwelling with different functional spaces; here, there is a small room for firewood and the garage is at the far gable end; 2, Phyllis Perreault and her father, Roland Perreault * SEND TWO COURTESY PRINTS OF THIS SLIDE TO Mr. Roland Perreault, RR 1, Box 1266, Soldier Pond, Maine 04781; 5, St. John River from the New Brunswick side, north of St. Basile at at Baker Brook; 6-10, historic site at the St. Basile cemetery, on the St. John River directly across from St. David (Madawaska), Me.: c. 1800 Maison Alexis Cyr log house reconstructed at this site; 11—13, memorial chapel at the Alexis Cyr house site, built in 1960 to honor the Acadian settlers here; it is a modern variant of piece-surpiece en colombage construction; 14-17, details on the Maison Alexis Cyr: handwrought iron thumb latches, memorial plaque on the wall; 18-20, memorial chapel, continued: plaque on exterior wall, sign on exterior wall, view of St. John River and Maine from the site.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C018 St. Basille Pioneer's Memorial Chapel, houses, and landscape, Saint-Basile, New Brunswick; Farmstead in Riviere Verte, New Brunswick; Church, St. Leonard, New Brunswick, June 29, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c018
20 35mm color slides
1-2, treaty marker and cemetery at St. Basile pioneers' memorial chapel; 3-6, St. Basile catholic church, cemetery; 7-8, vernacular houses in St. Basile, NB; 10-16, St. John River and landscape across in Maine, from New Brunswick, near St. Basile; arpent land division system clearly seen in #13-16; 17-18, excellent example of an Acadian barn, south of St. Basile, NB; 19, connected farmstead in Riviere Verte (Green River), NB; 20, church in St. Leonard, NB.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C019 Churches, barns, and vernacular houses, St. Leonard, New Brunswick. Vernacular houses and buildings, Fort Kent, Maine, June 29, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c019
20 35mm color slides
1-2, church in St. Leonard, NB, continued; 3-4, Acadian farmstead, New Brunswick, s. of St. Leonard at Sainte-Anne; 5-7, New Brunswick vernacular houses; 8-9, NB landscape and farm (large barn); 10, NB highway n. of Grand Falls; 11-12, Grand Falls, NB (St. John River); 13, vernacular buildings in Grand Falls, NB; 14, farmstead near Hamlin, Maine on US 1; 15-20, vernacular houses and landscapes in Ft. Kent, Maine on US 1, moving into town from south.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C020 Buildings along U.S. 1, Fort Kent, Maine; Plourdes Store and landscape, Soldier Pond, Maine, June 29, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c020
20 35mm color slides
1-7, vernacular buildings along US 1 in Ft. Kent, continued; 8, painted truck, Ft. Kent college campus; 9, vernacular house in Ft. Kent; gothic gables, central hall house type; 10-11, Fort Kent, 1839 cedar log block house built for defense during boundary disputes; restored to some degree, this is a very fine National Landmark that is cared for by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation; 12-19, Plourdes Store and landscape, on Me. 11 s. of Ft. Kent; this is a rebuilt and altered piece-sur-piece Acadian cottage of the 19th century; 20, Acadian cottage across Me. 11 from Plourdes Store.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: HM-C021 Vernacular architecture and various scenes, Fort Kent, Patten, and Hampden, Maine, June 29, 1991
Photographer: Howard W. Marshall
Digital content available: afc1991029_hm_c021
5 35mm color slides
1, vernacular house on Me. 11 in Ft. Kent; 2, landscape near Soldier Pond, s. of Ft. Kent; 3, Mt. Katahdin, in Baxter State Park, south of our study area, from Me. 11; 4, connected vernacular farmstead on Me. 11 in Patten, Maine, with New England temple-form house type; 5, New England temple form house type, Hampden, Maine.
Call number: AFC 1991/029: LO-C001 Roadside crosses, Baker-Brook, New Brunswick, June 15, 1991
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