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Library of Congress Photos - Aroostook farms

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Library of Congress Photos - Aroostook farms

Posted: 12 Aug 2003 8:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Aug 2003 11:43AM GMT
Surnames: Gagnon, Dumond, Dube, Levesque
This may be old news to some, but the Library of Congress has an amazing online collection of old photos from the depression years 1935-1945, and many hundreds of these photos are from Aroostook County. The photos were taken by the Farm Security Administration, so they focus mostly on potato farmers in northern Aroostook, especially Lille, Caribou, Fort Kent, Van Buren etc.

Surnames of interest that I saw among the photos were Gagnon, Dumond, Dube, Levesque, although there were more than that. Anyone with a family history in northern Aroostook might find some photos of interest. Many of the people in the photos are not identified (other than a "poor potato farmer in Maine"), so it's best to do a search for the town you are interested in.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html
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cheryllj88 13 Aug 2003 2:15AM GMT 
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Nicholas Hawes 19 Aug 2003 1:51PM GMT 
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