4 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Event Name is exactly "Festival of American Folklife"
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Storyteller E.A. Frog Smith at the Fetsival of American Folklife

Storyteller E.A. Frog Smith at the Fetsival of American Folklife

Date
Description
One black and white print. Smith performed on the Shady Grove stage with Ed Bell and Professor Mullen of Ohio State University (both pictured) between 1pm and 2:30pm. 1976
Collection
Mary McClain performing at the 1981 Festival of American Folklife

Mary McClain performing at the 1981 Festival of American Folklife

Date
1981-06-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary McClain was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. She died on 4 April  2000. Held on the National Mall and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute, the festival began in 1967. Created by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, the annual festival showcases national folklife, usually focusing on one state each year.
Collection
Images from the 1979 Festival of American Folklife

Images from the 1979 Festival of American Folklife

Date
1979-10-03
Description
Fifty color slides. Images of the Festival of American Folklife, featuring Florida folk artists. Held on the National Mall and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute, the festival began in 1967. Created by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, the annual festival showcases national folkife, usually focusing on one state each year.
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Florida folklife at the 1981 Festival of American Folklife

Florida folklife at the 1981 Festival of American Folklife

Date
1981
Description
Fifty-one color slides. Images of booths, demonstrations (sewing, barbeque, weaving, and basket making), activities, signage, and visitors to the Festival of American Folklife. Held on the National Mall and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute, the festival began in 1967. Created by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, the annual festival showcases national folkife, usually focusing on one state each year.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Storyteller E.A. Frog Smith at the Fetsival of American FolklifeStoryteller E.A. Frog Smith at the Fetsival of American FolklifeStill ImageOral performance
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Storytelling
Oral communication
Oral narratives
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t83-114Mary McClain performing at the 1981 Festival of American FolklifeSoundFestivals
African Americans
Folklore revival festivals
Singing
Performing arts
Music performance
Folk festivals
Blues (Music)
Gospel (Black)
Blues singers
Singers
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Images from the 1979 Festival of American FolklifeImages from the 1979 Festival of American Folklife Still ImageSpecial events
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folklife
Demonstrations
Exhibits
Music performance
Singing
Sculpture
Aerial photographs
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Florida folklife at the 1981 Festival of American FolklifeFlorida folklife at the 1981 Festival of American FolklifeStill ImageFestivals
Folk festivals
Demonstrations
Craft
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Signs and signboards
Basket making
Chairs
Sewing
Barbecue cookery
Quilts
Food
Quilting
Folklife
Cooks
Farmers
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