8 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Gaskins, Tom, 1909-1998"
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Cypress Knee Museum

Cypress Knee Museum

Date
1987-01-15
Description
Sixteen proof sheets, with 538 black and white images (plus negatives). The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Cypress Knee Museum

Cypress Knee Museum

Date
1987-01-15
Description
189 color slides. Images are dark and difficult to see. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Cypress sculptor Tom Gaskins on The Tonight Show

Cypress sculptor Tom Gaskins on The Tonight Show

Date
1987-10-27
Description
One video recording (VHS) Recorded off of television. Because of copyright concerns, no duplicates will be made.
Collection
Florida Yesterday: Music; Pioneer Homes (master version); Sawmill

Florida Yesterday: Music; Pioneer Homes (master version); Sawmill

Date
1977
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 61 minutes) Music: 21 minutes. Consists of several music performances, with stories by Frog. He also discusses the history of several musical instruments with son George Smith. For more footage of this episode, see FV-25, V86-55 & FV-27. Filmed in J.V. Parker's horse barn. Pioneer Homes: 23 minutes. Frog and Cypress Knee Museum owner Tom Gaskins making cypress shingles and discussing carpentry, jokes, hunting stores, and local lore. For more, see FV-32. Sawmills: 17 minutes. Frog Smith talking with sawmill worker Joe Hendry at Jerome Lumber Company. They discuss sawmilling, timber, and lumber trade. For more footage, see V86-25 and V86-29.
Collection
Florida Yesterday: Pioneer Homes (master version & B-roll)

Florida Yesterday: Pioneer Homes (master version & B-roll)

Date
1977
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape; 32 minutes) A completed episode of Florida Yesterday, hosted by Frog Smith. Called Pioneer Homes, it involved Frog and Cypress Knee Museum owner Tom Gaskins making cypress shingles and discussing carpentry, jokes, hunting stores, and local lore. Also includes ten minutes of cutaways and inserts of the museum, including the workshop, signs, and exhibits. For more images of Gaskins, see S 1577, volume 58, S 1708, volume 1, and S 1624, box 2, folder 13. For an interview, see S 1708, box 4, tapes 12-15.
Collection
Interview with woodworker Tom Gaskins, owner of the Cypress Knee Museum

Interview with woodworker Tom Gaskins, owner of the Cypress Knee Museum

Date
1987-01-15
Description
Four audio cassettes. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk arts project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Tom Gaskins at his cypress museum

Tom Gaskins at his cypress museum

Date
1987-11-22
Description
Twenty-five color slides. Gaskins owned a cypress craft museum. Images of him in his work shop, and a sign at the museum. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Wood carver Tom Gaskins

Wood carver Tom Gaskins

Date
1992-03-06
Description
One proof sheet with 24 black and white images (plus negatives). Gaskins ran a Cypress Knee Mseum, and was a 1988 Florida Heirtage Award winner. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Cypress Knee MuseumCypress Knee MuseumStill ImageWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Museum collection
Museums
Cypress
Woodwork
Trees
Decorative arts
Exhibits
Material culture
Tourism
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Cypress Knee MuseumCypress Knee MuseumStill ImageWoodworkers
Fieldwork
Museum collection
Museums
Cypress
Woodwork
Trees
Decorative arts
Exhibits
Material culture
Tourism
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Cypress sculptor Tom Gaskins on The Tonight ShowCypress sculptor Tom Gaskins on The Tonight ShowMoving ImageWoodworkers
Wood carvers
Television
Interviewing on television
Interviews
Cypress
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Florida Yesterday: Music; Pioneer Homes (master version); SawmillFlorida Yesterday: Music; Pioneer Homes (master version); SawmillMoving ImageMusicians
Sawmill workers
Woodworkers
Storytelling
Television
Personal experience narratives
Oral performance
Music performance
Cypress
Jokes
Humor
Oral narratives
Country music
Family history
Sawmilling
Sawmills
Timber
Lumber trade
Shingles
Saws
Stringband music
Musical instruments
Carpentry tools
Woodworking tools
Singing
Singers
Storytellers
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Florida Yesterday: Pioneer Homes (master version & B-roll)Florida Yesterday: Pioneer Homes (master version & B-roll)Moving ImageWoodworkers
Documentary videos
Shingles
Cypress
Wood craft
Woodworking tools
Tools
Carpentry tools
Material culture
Storytelling
Humor
Tall tales
Personal experience narratives
Oral narratives
Signs and signboards
Museums
Tourism
Workshops
Storytellers
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a_s1708_04_tape12Interview with woodworker Tom Gaskins, owner of the Cypress Knee MuseumSoundFieldwork
Museum collection
Museums
Cypress
Woodwork
Trees
Decorative arts
Exhibits
Material culture
Tourism
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Life histories
Interviews
Sound recordings
Woodworkers
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Tom Gaskins at his cypress museumTom Gaskins at his cypress museumStill ImageWoodworkers
Woodwork
Cypress
Museums
Wood
Wood craft
Workshops
Workplace
Material culture
Signs and signboards
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Wood carver Tom GaskinsWood carver Tom GaskinsStill ImageFieldwork
Cypress
Workshops
Woodwork
Material culture
Carvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
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