Contributed by Franco-American Collection
This is the first logo of the Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, a non-profit historical and cultural organization in Lewiston that was dedicated to preserving Franco-American culture.
The symbols chosen for the logo represent the mixed heritage of Franco-Americans. The golden eagle (top) is the national bird of the United States, and the image used here comes directly from the Great Seal of the United States. The Maple Leaf appears on the Canadian flag, and the Fleur-de-lys (lily flower), is associated with France.
The Centre d'Héritage existed from 1971-2 until 1989, when its assets were donated to the University of Maine System. They now form part of the Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine.
About This Item
- Title: Logo, Centre d'Héritage Franco-Américain, 1972
- Creation Date: 1972
- Subject Date: 1972
- Location: Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
- Media: Line drawing
- Dimensions: 30 cm x 21 cm
- Local Code: 2012.0.22
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Centre d'Héritage Franco-Americain
- Franco-American Heritage Center
- French Canadians
For more information about this item, contact:Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.
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