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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Chair-makers"
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Wicker chair demonstration for Lake City Junior High School students

Wicker chair demonstration for Lake City Junior High School students

Date
1982-02-22
Description
One proof sheet with 19 black and white images (plus negatives). Whisnant demonstrating wicker furniture making from the back of his truck at Lake City Junior High School. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
Collection
Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1997-05-24
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Rudd, interviewed by Dr. Jan Rosenberg, discuss Mr. Rudd's background in chair-making beginning with mangrove and then switching to cypress. They (primarily Mr. Rudd) discuss the method of building a chair and how to care for one.
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Rufus and Anne Adams at their home

Rufus and Anne Adams at their home

Date
1987-03
Description
One proof sheet with 22 black and white images (plus negatives). 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 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.
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Rufus Adams with his caned-seat chairs

Rufus Adams with his caned-seat chairs

Date
1979-08
Description
Eleven color slides. Adams and his wife on his porch with a chair witt a cane bottom. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, he and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. His wife taught him to make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.'
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Rufus Adams teaching apprentice Annie Sellers how to make corn shuck bottom chairs

Rufus Adams teaching apprentice Annie Sellers how to make corn shuck bottom chairs

Date
1988-03
Description
Thirty-one color slides. 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 to 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.
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Rufus Adams making corn shuck bottom chairs

Rufus Adams making corn shuck bottom chairs

Date
1979-06-15
Description
Eight black and white prints. Images of Rufus Adams with his wife, both from Mayo, demonstrating how to make corn shuck bottom 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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Rufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairs

Rufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairs

Date
1978-05
Description
One black and white print. Rufus Adams from Mayo making cornshuck bottom 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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Rufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottoms

Rufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottoms

Date
1978-04
Description
Six color slides. Slide S78-805 is missing. 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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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
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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Wicker chair demonstration for Lake City Junior High School studentsWicker chair demonstration for Lake City Junior High School studentsStill ImageFurniture maker
Children
Woodworkers
Fieldwork
Wicker furniture
Chairs
Material culture
Wood craft
Demonstrations
Teenagers
Trucks
Schools
Furniture making
Furniture makers
Woodworking tools
Woodwork
Chair-makers
Students
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a_s1576_68_c97-075Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)SoundFurniture maker
Woodworkers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Chairs
Furniture makers
Furniture making
Cypress
Mangrove plants
Trees
Wood craft
Woodwork
Chair-makers
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Rufus and Anne Adams at their homeRufus and Anne Adams at their homeStill ImageFurniture maker
Fieldwork
African Americans
Chair caning
Chairs
Furniture
Tobacco
Furniture makers
Material culture
Chair-makers
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Rufus Adams with his caned-seat chairsRufus Adams with his caned-seat chairsStill ImageFurniture maker
Fieldwork
African Americans
Chair caning
Chairs
Porches
Material culture
Furniture makers
Furniture
Houses
Chair-makers
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Rufus Adams teaching apprentice Annie Sellers how to make corn shuck bottom chairsRufus Adams teaching apprentice Annie Sellers how to make corn shuck bottom chairsStill ImageFurniture maker
African Americans
Chair caning
Chairs
Furniture
Apprentices
Material culture
Furniture making
Furniture makers
Chair-makers
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Rufus Adams making corn shuck bottom chairsRufus Adams making corn shuck bottom chairsStill ImageFurniture
Material culture
Chairs
Craft
Cornhusk craft
African Americans
Corn
Demonstrations
Chair caning
Chair-makers
Furniture making
Furniture maker
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Rufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairsRufus Adams demonstrating his corn shuck bottom chairsStill ImageChairs
Material culture
Furniture
Cornhusk craft
African Americans
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
Chair caning
Chair-makers
Furniture makers
Furniture making
Furniture maker
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Rufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottomsRufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottomsStill ImageFurniture maker
Fieldwork
African Americans
Chairs
Furniture makers
Furniture
Chair caning
Cornhusk craft
Material culture
Houses
Porches
Chair-makers
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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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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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