Claudia C. John helping her mother Mary B. Billie look for palmetto fibers to make dolls - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Claudia C. John helping her mother Mary B. Billie look for palmetto fibers to make dolls - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/120218
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Claudia C. John helping her mother Mary B. Billie look for palmetto fibers to make dolls - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Image Number

  • FS80265A

Year

  • 1980

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 15, 1980.

Series Title

General Note

  • Mary B. Billie has been a dollmaker since she was 17. She learned the skill by watching her mother, who had learned it from Mary's grandmother.
  • Accompanying note: "'She never knows where to find any. Like you would just go into a grocery store and get what you want. Its not like that. She has to hunt for it. If you're lucky, it takes her about half a day to find it, or if you can't find it, sometimes it takes her all day. Sometimes she has to go out the next morning to look for it again.'"

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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