16 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Adams, Rufus, 1893-"
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1978 Florida Folk Festival photographs

1978 Florida Folk Festival photographs

Date
1978-05
Description
Five black and white prints. P79-679 Rufus Adams of Mayo demontrating his corn shuck bottom chairs to crowds. P79-681 Queen Udell and her yo-yo quilt. Yo-yo quilt were quilts made from several circular swatches of cloth swen together. P79-682 Cabinet maker Kjell Lunestad of St. Augustine. P79-683 Reverend Thurlow Reed of Key West playing music with a conch shell. P79-684 Jay Abner in front of his restaurant in White Springs. Karl Holland of the Florida Dept. of Commerce took the photographs. He often worked for the Florida Folk Festival, in which he woudl send all unused Commerce photos to the Florida Folklife Program.
Collection
Annie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus Adams

Annie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus Adams

Date
1988-03
Description
Seven black and white negatives. Rufus Adams and apprentice(stepdaughter) Annie Sellers making corn shuck bottomed chairs. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.'
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Chair bottoming demostration at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival

Chair bottoming demostration at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1986-05
Description
Four color slides. Adding cane and corn husk bottoms to chairs in the Crafts Demonstration area.
Collection
Chair maker Rufus Adams

Chair maker Rufus Adams

Date
1978-12
Description
One black and white print.
Collection
Chairmaker Rufus Adams at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival

Chairmaker Rufus Adams at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1977-05
Description
One black and white print. Image of Rufus Adams, of Mayo, demonstrating how to make cornhusk bottom chairs at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.'
Collection
Demonstrations at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival

Demonstrations at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival

Date
Description
"One black and white print, and 16 color prints, with negatives. Various demonstrations at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival. P79-772 Bertha Sconion (Miami) with cornshuck brooms P79-773, P79-774 Rufus Adams (Mayo) making cornshuck bottom chairs P79-775, P79-776 Nancy Greenberg (Miami) with her Yiddish Katabut (Jewish marriage contracts) P79-777, P79-778 Pedro Gomez (Miami)rolling cigars P79-779 Iva Campbell (Miami) and her pine needle crafts P79-780 Rhyne Moldes rolling cigar P79-781 Tina and Juanita Osceola (Naples) doing beadwork P79-782 Azzie Johnson, Bertha Sconions and Phyllis Eisman with grass weaving crafts P79-783 Azzie Johnson with grass doll P79-784 Quilt made by Ruth Sheppard (Gainesville) P79-785 Lucreaty Clark (Jefferson County) P79-786 O.B. Osceola (Naples) P79-787 Guitar made by Paris Banchetti (Miami) May 1979"
Collection
Florida Folklife demonstrations at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

Florida Folklife demonstrations at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1978-05
Description
Thirty-two black and white prints, plus negatives. Images of the Florida Folklife Area at the 1978 Florida Folklife Festival. Includes rattlesnake jewelry-maker Maggie Melton, whip cracker Claude Sheppard, basket maker Lucreaty Clark, chair maker Rufus Adams, the Osceola family, quilter Queenie Udell, cigar roller Domingo Rojas, and doll maker Bertha Burnham. Also includes images of folklorists Peggy Bulger and Merri Belland (P78-395, 396).
Collection
Images of the craft demonstration area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the craft demonstration area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1986-05
Description
Three proof sheets with 73 black and white images (plus negatives).
Collection
Rufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairs

Rufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairs

Date
1978-05
Description
Sixteen black and white images. Rufus Adams, with his wife, on his porch with chair he made. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.' See also S 1577, box 11, folder 10.
Collection
Rufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chair

Rufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chair

Date
1988
Description
Three black and white prints, and one color print. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.' Sellers was his stepdaughter. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
1978 Florida Folk Festival photographs1978 Florida Folk Festival photographsStill ImageAfrican Americans
Chairs
Furniture
Cornhusk craft
Material culture
Demonstrations
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Restaurants
Cabinetwork
Carpentry
Woodwork
Quilting
Quilts
Textile arts
Chair caning
Quiltmakers
Carpenters
Cabinetmakers
Furniture maker
Musicians
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Annie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus AdamsAnnie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus AdamsStill ImageMaterial culture
Chairs
Furniture
Cornhusk craft
Domestic arts
Woodwork
Apprentices
Women apprentices
Fieldwork (educational method)
Craft
African Americans
Chair caning
Furniture maker
Chair-makers
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Chair bottoming demostration at the 1986 Florida Folk FestivalChair bottoming demostration at the 1986 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageArtisans
Chair-makers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Demonstrations
Craft
Chair caning
Chairs
Furniture
Cornhusk craft
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Chair maker Rufus AdamsChair maker Rufus AdamsStill ImageAfrican Americans
Chairs
Furniture
Cornhusk craft
Material culture
Household items
Craft
Woodwork
Chair caning
Furniture maker
Chair-makers
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Chairmaker Rufus Adams at the 1977 Florida Folk FestivalChairmaker Rufus Adams at the 1977 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFurniture maker
Demonstrations
Furniture
Chairs
Cornhusk craft
African Americans
Craft
Material culture
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Chair caning
Furniture making
Chair-makers
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Demonstrations at the 1979 Florida Folk FestivalDemonstrations at the 1979 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFestivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Craft
Demonstrations
Domestic arts
Decorative arts
African Americans
Cornhusk craft
Furniture
Religious art
Marriage contracts
Jews United States
Guitar
Quilts
Seminole Indians
Artisans
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Florida Folklife demonstrations at the 1978 Florida Folk FestivalFlorida Folklife demonstrations at the 1978 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Demonstrations
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
African Americans
Basket making
Furniture
Whip making
Baskets
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
Folklorists
Cuban Americans
Dollmaking
Basket maker
Furniture maker
Dollmakers
Whip maker
Musicians
Jewelers
Cigar makers
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Images of the craft demonstration area at the 1986 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the craft demonstration area at the 1986 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Festivals
Chair-makers
Craft
Demonstrations
Spinning wheels
Spinning
Quilting
Quilts
Woodwork
Woodworking tools
Dollmaking
Palm frond weaving
Palmetto weaving
Pine needle crafts
Baskets
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Rufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairsRufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairsStill ImageMaterial culture
Chairs
Cornhusk craft
Furniture
Porches
Houses
Household items
Domestic arts
Chair caning
Chair-makers
Furniture makers
Furniture maker
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Rufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chairRufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chairStill ImageFurniture maker
African Americans
Chair caning
Chairs
Furniture
Apprentices
Material culture
Furniture making
Chair-makers
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