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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Metal craft"
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Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

Date
1986-02-24
Description
Thirty-four color slides. Lerios began making diving helmets for sponge divers in 1913 in Tarpon Springs. When he was in his 80s, he decided to retire. In the meantime, Toth, fresh with a degree from University of Florida, decided to learn the trade, and he worked as an apprentice for Lerios. By 1992 when Lerios died, Toth had assumed control of the business. Diving helmets date back to the early 1900s. Once Greek divers began diving for sponges in Tarpon Springs in 1905, the diving helmet industry in Florida began. The helmets allow divers to walk into deep water to gather sponges. For more history of Lerios and Toth diving helmets, see: http://www.divinghelmets.com/pages/history.html 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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Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Date
1987-10
Description
Thirty color slides. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City and made emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. For an interview with Baker, S1576, box 11, C84-2. 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 project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Blacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife Days

Blacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife Days

Date
1990-11-13
Description
Four color slides. This festival was held each year at the Stephen Foster Center by the Florida Folklife Program.
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Blacksmith Buddy Page working at his barn

Blacksmith Buddy Page working at his barn

Date
1989-06-23
Description
Twenty color slides.
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Blacksmith Jim Kirkland at work

Blacksmith Jim Kirkland at work

Date
Description
One black and white print. Kirkland working with hammer and anvil. August 1979.
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Blacksmith Roger Neer in his workshop

Blacksmith Roger Neer in his workshop

Date
1987-09-08
Description
Fifteen color slides. Making and fitting hirseshoes. Neer grew up on a dairy farm in Ohio. Begn blacksmithing and horsehoeing in 1976. Moved to Florida in 1982. 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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Blacksmith Thomas Rains

Blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
Description
One black and white print. December 1978. See also S 1577, Box 16, folders 102, 20, 58.
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Blacksmith Thomas Rains

Blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
Description
Four black and white prints, with negatives. c. 1977 See also S 1577, Box 16, folders 102. 106, and 58.
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Blacksmith Thomas Rains in his shop

Blacksmith Thomas Rains in his shop

Date
Description
One black and white print. Rains learned his craft from his father, who was a former slave. 1978 See also S 1577, box 16, folder 20, 102, 106
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Blacksmith Thomas Rains in his shop

Blacksmith Thomas Rains in his shop

Date
1978-04
Description
Seven color slides.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsAntonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmetsStill ImageApprentices
Diving Equipment and supplies
Greek Americans
Helmets
Metal craft
Sponge fisheries
Workplace
Workshops
Teaching of folklore
Copper
Metal products
Artisans
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Artwork by Pharaoh BakerArtwork by Pharaoh BakerStill ImagePainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
Painting
Art
Decorative arts
African Americans
Material culture
Sculpture
Figurines
Metal craft
Metal sculpture
Artists
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Blacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife DaysBlacksmith Buddy Page at the 1990 Rural Folklife DaysStill ImageBlacksmiths
Festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Metal craft
Metal sculpture
Tools
Blacksmithing
Anvils
Occupational groups
Demonstrations
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Blacksmith Buddy Page working at his barnBlacksmith Buddy Page working at his barnStill ImageBlacksmiths
Fieldwork
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Occupational groups
Barns
Architecture
Buildings
Anvils
Tools
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Blacksmith Jim Kirkland at workBlacksmith Jim Kirkland at workStill ImageBlacksmithing
Tools
Work
Material culture
Metal craft
Occupational groups
Blacksmiths
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Blacksmith Roger Neer in his workshopBlacksmith Roger Neer in his workshopStill ImageBlacksmiths
Metal-workers
Fieldwork
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Workshops
Workplace
Tools
Horseshoes
Horse industry
Horseshoers
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Blacksmith Thomas RainsBlacksmith Thomas RainsStill ImageBlacksmithing
Metal craft
Horseshoes
Occupational groups
Work
Labor
Material culture
Blacksmiths
Horseshoers
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Blacksmith Thomas RainsBlacksmith Thomas RainsStill ImageAfrican Americans
Blacksmithing
Work
Occupational groups
Metal craft
Material culture
Blacksmiths
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Blacksmith Thomas Rains in his shopBlacksmith Thomas Rains in his shopStill ImageBlacksmithing
African Americans
Metal craft
Occupational groups
Material culture
Workplace
Tools
Blacksmiths
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Blacksmith Thomas Rains in his shopBlacksmith Thomas Rains in his shopStill ImageBlacksmiths
Fieldwork
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Occupational groups
Tools
Workshops
Workplace
Labor
African Americans
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