Landry barn, Saint Francis, 1974

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Landry barn, Saint Francis, 1974

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Original Caption: "Landry's South Side of Barn." Most barns in Maine and in Aroostook County have served a variety of purposes throughout their time, with or without modifications, as farmers attempted to adapt to changing agricultural patterns and economic demands. The barn's marked use for potato storage in 1974 is in keeping with the fact that potatoes have been a key crop in the County for over a century now. Storage built into the ground helps insulate the potatoes during Northern Maine's long, cold winters, while keeping them cool during the summer.

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 believes that these pictures were taken on the north side of the main road in St. Francis.

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

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