Mary B. Billie making a necklace for her Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Mary B. Billie making a necklace for her Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/120270
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Mary B. Billie making a necklace for her Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Image Number

  • FS80345A

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.
  • "'My grandmother used to do that. She used to wear a lot of beads. That's what they used to do. They would be heavy.'"
  • "'She makes the necklace and then after she does that, she goes through that head, the doll's head and then she puts the beads on there to make the earrings on both sides.'"
  • Accompanying note: "The last step is making the doll's bead jewelry. The jewelry also shows a popular Seminole style of earlier times."

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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