65 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Furniture"
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Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 1 of 15)

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 1 of 15)

Date
1984-05-25
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Video includes the Crafts Area (miniature caned chairs, weaving, spinning, crocheting, palm hats, trapping and building animal and bird traps, Seminole folk dolls, wooden banjos and dulcimers, quilting) and the Amphitheater Stage Performance (Troy and Lucy Lovelace on fiddle and piano, Deepwater Family singing shantey and work songs, and the Kathleen and Chanda Rondeau performing Irish step-dancing.)
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Interview with furniture maker George Wilson

Interview with furniture maker George Wilson

Date
1983-03-28
Description
One audio cassette. Mr. Wilson discusses family history; how he learned to build furniture from his father; where his father learned; how his family became involved in building cypress furniture; moving from Tampa to Lee, Florida; how he makes his furniture; why he stays in the business; time it takes to build a chair; alteration in furniture design; other family involved in the business; experiences in the woods while cutting trees for furniture; names of furniture pieces (Nusz notes that Mr. Wilson worked as he was interviewed).
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Randall Kerr interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Randall Kerr interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-07-06
Description
One audio cassette. Born in Missouri, Kerr is a second-generation auctioneer. He discusses learning the trade from his father and from an auctioneering school; chanting; practicing; strategies for success; training; job difficulties; types of auctions; opening his own auction house; regulations; ethics in the field; customers; auctioneers as performers; good luck beliefs; styles of bidding; and his enjoyment of the business.
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Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-09-14
Description
Three audio cassettes. A former construction worker who was born in Boynton Beach, Rudd built wicker furniture from cypress. Originally the cypress was local, but as development increased, he began acquiring the wood areas north of him. Few power tools were used to make the furniture. In the interview he discusses his father's furniture making career; types of furniture made; tools used; selling furniture; growing during the Depression in South Florida; Cedar Key; the loss of timber sources; the Florida East Coast railway; his career in the US Navy; frog and alligator hunting; snakes; and furniture made from grapevine.
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 Reed Leonard's furniture

Reed Leonard's furniture

Date
1988-01
Description
Seventeen color slides. Examples of Reed Leonard's furniture. He is pictured in one image.
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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.
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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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Apprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Apprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1987-11
Description
Eight color slides. 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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Auctioneers Gene and John Larison

Auctioneers Gene and John Larison

Date
1987-08-07
Description
Nine color slides. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Billy Bryan's wood furniture

Billy Bryan's wood furniture

Date
1989-01
Description
Thirteen color slides. Images of Billy Bryan and examples of his wooden furniture.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 1 of 15)Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 1 of 15)Moving ImageFiddlers
Musicians
Pianists
Dancers
Singers
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Fiddle music
Performing arts
Music performance
Fiddling
Stepdancing
Arts, Irish
Irish dance
Old time music
Work songs
Shanteys
Craft
Dolls
Furniture
Animal traps
Crocheting
Spinning
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a_s1576_13_c84-053Interview with furniture maker George WilsonSoundFurniture maker
Fieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Furniture makers
Furniture making
Cypress
Woodwork
Furniture
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a_s1618_04_tape18Randall Kerr interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundAuction chants
Field recordings
Auctions
Antique auctions
Selling
Furniture
Dealers (sales personnel)
Interviews
Speech play
Occupational folklore
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a_s1685_07_tape08Robert James Rudd interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFurniture makers
Woodcarvers
Field recordings
Furniture
Wicker furniture
Interviews
Woodworking shops
Carpentry
Chairs
Cypress trees
Oral narratives
Great Depression
Hunting
Local history
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Reed Leonard's furniture Reed Leonard's furnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
Woodwork
Furniture
Material culture
Wood craft
Household items
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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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Apprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterApprenticeship exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterStill ImageApprentices
Furniture
Furniture makers
Exhibits
Education
Woodwork
Teaching of folklore
Chair-makers
Wood craft
Photography
Baskets
Basket work
Oyster tongs
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Auctioneers Gene and John LarisonAuctioneers Gene and John LarisonStill ImageAuctioneers
Fieldwork
Auctioneering
Auctions
Antiques
Furniture
Material culture
Selling
Occupational groups
Oral performance
Oral communication
Orators
Oratory
Economic practices
Workplace
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Billy Bryan's wood furnitureBilly Bryan's wood furnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
Loggers
Woodwork
Wood carving
Wood
Furniture
Household items
Material culture
Whittling
Wood craft
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