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Oscar Hernandez making wooden lobster traps

Oscar Hernandez making wooden lobster traps

Date
1985-07-18
Description
Fourteen color slides. Hernandez was an insurance worker in Cuba before immigrating to the US. He became a fisher, and then made fish and lobster traps. He made about 300 traps a year. He also fished for lobsters and crabs when not making traps. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Oscar Hernandez making wooden lobster trapsOscar Hernandez making wooden lobster trapsStill ImageFieldwork
Seafood industry
Fish traps
Fishing Equipment and supplies
Lobsters
Material culture
Woodwork
Carpentry
Occupational groups
Workplace
Fishers
Carpenters
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