3 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Simmons, Glen, 1916-"
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Metro Dade Folk Arts, 1985-1986

Metro Dade Folk Arts, 1985-1986

Date
1985-08-21
Description
One proof sheet with twenty-one black and white images. Images of South Florida/Dade County folklife. 1-4: D.A. Patel's trees; 5-14: Glade skiff built by Glen Simmons of Florida City; 15-18: Crab traps by Jim Lawrence of Homestead; 19-21: Mariachi player Francisco Rodriguez.
Collection
Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: boatbuilder Glen Simmons

Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: boatbuilder Glen Simmons

Date
1986-05-24
Description
Twelve color slides. Simmons was one of the last makers of wooden Everglades skiffs, which were used to fish and hunt in the shallow wetlands of South Florida. A self described 'gladesman,' Simmons grew up near the Everglades hunting, boating, and fishing. His skiff measures 18-18 feet, and are 2 feet wide. They are flat bottomed and propelled with use of a pole by a driver standing up in the boat's middle. Simmons began building them at age 12. He is also the author of a book, 'Gladesmen' from 1998. For an interview of Simmons, see S 1576, T86-2 and T86-3 (C86-48). For more images Simmons, see S 1577, v. 41, S86-4759 - S86-4766; for an interview, see S1576, T86-2, T86-3 (C86-48). 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
Glades skiff

Glades skiff

Date
1986-08-31
Description
Eight color slides. Images of Simmons' glade skiff, which combined elements of a johnboat with a canoe. Simmons was one of the last makers of wooden Everglades skiffs, which were used to fish and hunt in the shallow wetlands of South Florida. A self described 'gladesman,' Simmons grew up near the Everglades hunting, boating, and fishing. His skiff measures 18-18 feet, and are 2 feet wide. They are flat bottomed and propelled with use of a pole by a driver standing up in the boat's middle. Simmons began building them at age 12. He is also the author of a book, 'Gladesmen,' written in 1998. For an interview of Simmons, see S 1576, T86-2 and T86-3 (C86-48). The Metro-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
Metro Dade Folk Arts, 1985-1986Metro Dade Folk Arts, 1985-1986Still ImageCrab fisheries Equipment and supplies
Boats
Boatbuilding
Fish trapping
Fishing
Trees
Material culture
Mariachi music
Music
Boatbuilders
Fishers
Musicians
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Metro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: boatbuilder Glen SimmonsMetro-Dade Folklife Area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival: boatbuilder Glen SimmonsStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Occupational groups
Boatbuilding
Boats and boating
Skiffs
Demonstrations
Woodwork
Material culture
Boatbuilders
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Glades skiffGlades skiffStill ImageMaritime life
Material culture
Skiffs
Boats
Wood craft
Boatbuilding
Boatbuilders
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