17 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Metalwork"
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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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Decorative screen door ironwork

Decorative screen door ironwork

Date
1987-01-18
Description
Thirty-five color slides. Many of the images are dark--the doors are in shadow, and hard to see. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, 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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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)

Date
1987-11
Description
One video cassette. 20 minutes. (Copy can be found on FV-10, S 1615.) Interview with diving helmet makers Toth and Lerios; George Billiris' tour boat goes out on tour. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.
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Fieldwork for the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Fieldwork for the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1991-03
Description
Four proof sheets with 144 black and white images (plus negatives). Images of various folk artists: metal cast maker Ramouter (18 images); Enlgisg balladeer graham-Smith (18 images); basket maker Garrison (36 images); Ghana storyteller Owazu (18 images); and a welded structure (26 images).
Collection
Interview with blacksmith Jim Tucker

Interview with blacksmith Jim Tucker

Date
1986-12-12
Description
One audio cassette. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, 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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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
Collection
Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1977
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Rains describes how he started working as a blacksmith in 1912; talks about the projects he works on; talks about how he was born in and raised in the same home he still lives in; describes how his father was also a blacksmith and his brother taught him much of the trade; talks about how he gets business for his shop. On Side 2, he discusses shoeing horses; sharpening; tractors; using hickory to make ax handles.
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Interviews with wheelwright Lester Hollenback with his apprentice Albert (Tico) Rubio

Interviews with wheelwright Lester Hollenback with his apprentice Albert (Tico) Rubio

Date
1991-12-14
Description
Three audio cassettes. Interviews occurred on three separate dates: tape 17 (14 December 1991), tape 18 (30 March 1992) and tape 19 (25 June 1992). They discuss their lives, how they learned their skills, and the progress they made during the apprenticeship. They performed the work at the Pioneer Settlement where Rubio worked as a blacksmith. Hollenback was originally from Illinois were he learned blacksmith and wheelwrighting from his father. Rubio was originally from New York. For more information on both of them, see S 1644, box 10, folder 5. 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 first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Collection
Metal sculptures by Richard Vedder

Metal sculptures by Richard Vedder

Date
Description
Five color prints. Various images of Vedder's work over the years. Vedder worked as an auto mechanic. Born in Maryland, he moved to Florida when four. He began metal sculpting in 1977. 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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Metal sculptures by Richard Vedder

Metal sculptures by Richard Vedder

Date
1987
Description
Nineteen color slides. Vedder worked as an auto mechanic. Born in Maryland, he moved to Florida when four. He began metal sculpting in 1977. 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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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Decorative screen door ironworkDecorative screen door ironworkStill ImageFieldwork
Ironwork
Metal craft
Material culture
Doors
Metal products
Metalwork
Architecture
Decorative arts
Houses
Screen doors
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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 21)Moving ImageDiving helmet maker
Boat driver
Fieldwork
Interviews
Helmets
Greek Americans
Ecotourism
Sponge divers
Personal experience narratives
Sponge fisheries
Metalwork
Tour guides (Persons)
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Fieldwork for the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalFieldwork for the 1991 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageStorytellers
Basket maker
Guitarist
Singers
Metal-workers
Fieldwork
Metal castings
Die castings
Metalwork
Singing
Basket making
African Americans
Storytelling
Welding
Welded sculpture
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a_s1708_05_tape12Interview with blacksmith Jim TuckerSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Occupational groups
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Ranchers
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_01_c77-032Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundBlacksmiths
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral narratives
African Americans
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Horseshoers
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a_s1640_23_tape17Interviews with wheelwright Lester Hollenback with his apprentice Albert (Tico) RubioSoundWoodworkers
Blacksmiths
Fieldwork
Wheels
Blacksmithing
Woodwork
Personal experience narratives
Woodworking tools
Workshops
Tools
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Metalwork
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Apprentices
Wheelwrights
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Metal sculptures by Richard VedderMetal sculptures by Richard VedderStill ImageSculptors
Metal-workers
Fieldwork
Art
Decorative arts
Material culture
Metal craft
Metal sculpture
Metalwork
Artists
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Metal sculptures by Richard VedderMetal sculptures by Richard VedderStill ImageSculptors
Metal-workers
Fieldwork
Art
Decorative arts
Material culture
Metal craft
Metal sculpture
Metalwork
Artists
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