Landry barn mortise and tenon, Saint Francis, 1974

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Landry barn mortise and tenon, Saint Francis, 1974

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Original Photo Caption: "Landry's Barn. Morter and tennen." Mortise and tenon joints are an ancient style of joint with two parts, where the tenon fits into the mortise, creating a very strong joint. One can see the hand-hewn wood in this photo as well. The large pines that became wide barn boards in more southern barns are not so present in the crown of Maine, so smaller boards and poles of spruce or fir are much more commonly-seen building materials.

Photographer David Gilbert's pictures of the Landry barn did not include a specific location either as a caption or as a descriptor. Other items in his collection featured buildings in Eagle Lake and on the Little Black River. When contacted in 2022, Mr. Gilbert could not be certain of the Landry barn's exact location, but proved fairly confident that these pictures were taken on the north side of the main road in St. Francis.

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  • Title: Landry barn mortise and tenon, Saint Francis, 1974
  • Creator: David Gilbert
  • Creation Date: 1974
  • Subject Date: 1974
  • Location: Saint Francis, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25.2 cm x 20.3 cm
  • Local Code: MCC-00094
  • Collection: David Gilbert Slides and Photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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