Franco-American Collection

USM’s Franco-American Collection preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population. Select your field of interest below to explore the fascinating world of Franco-Americans—today and yesterday. Learn more about Franco-American Collection.

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1.	The wedding party and guests at the April 1897 marriage of Marie Philippon and Alfred Tancrel. The photo was taken in the backyard of the Tancrel property at 24 River Street, Lewiston.

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Girls from Sts. Peter and Paul School in Lewiston are dressed for a play called the Shepherdess Drill in 1903.For more information:  https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/18172

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Staff of Le Messager, outside their first Lincoln St Office, Lewiston, 1908. For more information: https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/79912

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4.	Madeleine Giguère was a long-time advocate for Franco-Americans and professor of sociology at USM. She was instrumental in establishing the Franco-American Collection. For more information: https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/79372

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Snowshoe ribbon vest: This vest was made from ribbons from multiple area snowshoe clubs and conventions.

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