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The Wreathmakers of Washington County | Photographs

A collection of images celebrating the wreathmakers of Washington County, Maine, from photographer Jarrod McCabe.

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When Jarrod McCabe spent time photographing the wreathmakers of Washington County, Maine, he gained access to a seasonal world that most of us never knew existed. Many generations of men and women work hard at crafting these iconic holiday wreaths that are then sent around the country. The wreathmakers, many pictured in the following images at Flo’s Wreaths in Marshfield, Maine, create close to 100,000 wreaths per year.

Read the original 2011 feature print story: Wreathmaking Time in Washington County

Tools of the trade include gloves to protect the wreathmakers hands from the balsam tips and wire.

Tools of the trade include gloves to protect the wreathmakers hands from the balsam tips and wire.

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Flo's Wreaths co-founder Herb Hanscom, center, flanked by Kenny Clark, Ivan Hawkins and Chad Hanscom. Kenny's truck is loaded with freshly gathered balsam tips.

Flo’s Wreaths co-founder Herb Hanscom, center, flanked by Kenny Clark, Ivan Hawkins and Chad Hanscom. Kenny’s truck is loaded with freshly gathered balsam tips.

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A portrait of Flo's Wreaths employee, Kenny Clark.

A portrait of Flo’s Wreaths employee, Kenny Clark.

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Tipper Toby Maker gathering brush or tips in the forest.

Tipper Toby Maker gathering brush or tips in the forest.

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Craig Calor hauling a bundle of tips.

Craig Calor hauling a bundle of tips.

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Detail of tips being places on a carrying stick.

Detail of tips being places on a carrying stick.

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Longtime wreathmaker Raymonde Houde works on a 72 inch wreath at Flo's Wreaths.

Longtime wreathmaker Raymonde Houde works on a 72 inch wreath at Flo’s Wreaths.

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Karen Tomasik starting her day at Flo's Wreaths.

Karen Tomasik starting her day at Flo’s Wreaths.

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The crew at Flo's Wreaths take a short break. Raymonde Houde prefers the comraderie of the season spent working together rather than making wreaths at home.

The crew at Flo’s Wreaths take a short break. Raymonde Houde prefers the comraderie of the season spent working together rather than making wreaths at home.

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Kenny moves a 72 inch wreath to the truck for shipping.

Kenny moves a 72 inch wreath to the truck for shipping.

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Wreaths collect snow as they await shipment at Flo's.

Wreaths collect snow as they await shipment at Flo’s.

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A crate of finished wreaths await shipment at Flo's.

A crate of finished wreaths await shipment at Flo’s.

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