23 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Furniture makers"
Ned Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Ned Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05
Description
Eight color slides.
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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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Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furniture

Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furniture

Date
1986-10
Description
109 color slides. Rudd and Brooks making wicker (bent cypress) furniture. Includes images of the entire process from gathering cypress tress and cutting the wood to constructing the furniture and finally having them on display at the Stephen Foster Center. Slides S93-05, S93-06, S93-16, and S93-66 are missing. 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, who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making cypress furniture

Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making cypress furniture

Date
1986-11
Description
Four proof sheets with 96 black and white images (plus negatives). 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 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.
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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 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 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.
Collection
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 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Ned Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalNed Johnson caning chairs at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Material culture
Chairs
Furniture makers
Furniture
Craft
Canes
Furniture maker
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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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Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furnitureRobert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making bent cypress furnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
Woodworkers
Fieldwork
Furniture
Furniture makers
Cypress
Chairs
Woodwork
Apprentices
Material culture
Flora
Plants
Wicker furniture
Chair-makers
Exhibits
Tree felling
Trees
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Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making cypress furnitureRobert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making cypress furnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
Carpenters
Fieldwork
Furniture
Apprentices
Wicker furniture
Furniture makers
Woodwork
Woodworking tools
Carpentry
Carpentry tools
Teaching of folklore
Material culture
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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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 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 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 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 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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