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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Traveling shows"
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Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Date
1981-11-13
Description
T81-120: Miller discusses different types of handbills, fliers, and posters and talks about the techniques required to post them. He also discusses performing his shows during the World War Two era and relates how communists and others gave him trouble; tells a story about Rough and Ready, a town in New York, and other stories; describes other acts and describes a card trick and a "pitch;" and talks about devising the tricks, overcoming stage fright, and government sanctions against gambling. T81-121: Miller discusses raising a tent; code words identifying an authentic show person; paying employees with tobacco and food during the Depression; playing a pirated silent film version of Uncle Tom's Cabin; being hassled for putting up his show posters; and playing money games like the shell game and "Innocents Trap." T81-122: Miller discusses finding sponsors and tent space for circuses and carnivals; tells stories about jobs he's held; talks about writing for the "Band Wagon;" and talks about living statue acts and "spectacle" acts circuses used to open their shows. T81-123: Miller discusses waterproofing circus tents; an accident in which a circus tent caught fire and caused the deaths of several, including a young girl; and the menagerie tent. Copied onto cassettes C81-91, C81-92, C81-93 & C81-94. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Date
1981-10-16
Description
Copied onto reel-to-reels T81-115, T81-116, and T81-117. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Medicine show performer Bunny Bartok interview

Medicine show performer Bunny Bartok interview

Date
1981-10-04
Description
Bartok's father and grandfather were traveling medicine pitchmen. She described traveling medicine shows; types of pitches and performances in medicine; wintering in Florida; her family history including their emigration from Hungary. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program Florida Home: Humorists and Health Evangelists. Copies of the radio programs can be found on audio cassette C83-85. Copied from reel-to-reels T81-110, T81-111, T81-112, T81-113, and T81-114.
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Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Date
1981
Description
Eight reel to reels. Some material from the interviews was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copied onto C81-73, C81-74, C81-75, C81-76, C81-77, C81-78, C81-79 & C81-80.
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Performance of an old-time medicine show

Performance of an old-time medicine show

Date
1982-01-31
Description
Four reel to reels. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-29, C83-30, C83-31, and C83-32. Some material from the performance was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copy of the programs can be found on C85-14.
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Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Date
1978-04-22
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about his songs; professional nicknames; the music business; working for the Silas Green Traveling Show as a clown; how he wrote his songs; performing on Beale Street in Memphis; and the history of blues music. In addition, Williams plays several of his songs. (The reels T81-16 and T81-17 may be a duplicate recording of this interview.)
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Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

Date
1981
Description
Four audio cassettes. AA "pre-master copy" recorded for the radio show documentary series. Includes excerpts of interviews with travelling show performers including Joe McKennon, Ward Hall, Bill Rogers, Mary McClain, and Eric Addams.
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Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 7 of 15)

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 7 of 15)

Date
1984-05-25
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Video includes a puppet performance, and various medicine show routines.
Collection
Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 8 of 15)

Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 8 of 15)

Date
1984-05-25
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Video includes a puppet performance, and various medicine show routines.
Collection
The Pasco County Fair

The Pasco County Fair

Date
1978
Description
Thirteen color slides. Images of carnival games, barkers, commercial art associated with rides and shows, and Dr. Ed Flemming.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t81-120Interview with circus worker Doc Art MillerSoundField recordings
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Carnivals
Carnival pitching
Circus performers
Circus workers
Performing arts
Family history
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Circus
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a_s1576_07_c81-086Interview with circus worker Doc Art MillerSoundField recordings
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Carnivals
Carnival pitching
Circus performers
Circus workers
Performing arts
Family history
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Circus
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a_s1576_07_c81-81Medicine show performer Bunny Bartok interviewSoundField recordings
Medicine shows
Interviews
Oral narratives
Carnival pitching
Hungarian Americans
Performing arts
Traveling shows
Magic tricks
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a_s1576_t81-102Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae NoellSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Magic tricks
Family history
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t82-038Performance of an old-time medicine showSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Music performance
Performances
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Jokes
Magic tricks
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t78-320Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses WilliamsSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Music performance
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Diddly bow
String instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Minstrel shows
Clowns
Traveling shows
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_10_c83-086Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)SoundPerformers
Entertainers
Singers
Music performance
Traveling shows
Humor
Jokes
Medicine shows
Traveling theater
Performing arts
Radio programs
Documentaries Radio
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Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 7 of 15)Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 7 of 15)Moving ImagePerformers
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Puppet drama
Puppets
Puppet theater
Performing arts
Medicine shows
Traveling shows
Comedy
Jokes
Puppeteers
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Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 8 of 15)Video recording of the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Video 8 of 15)Moving ImagePerformers
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Puppet drama
Puppets
Puppet theater
Performing arts
Medicine shows
Traveling shows
Comedy
Jokes
Puppeteers
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The Pasco County FairThe Pasco County FairStill ImageSigns (commercial)
Signs and signboards
Festivals
Fairs
Employees
County fairs
Community rites
Carnivals
Games
Contests
Barking
Carnival pitching
Traveling shows
Fairground art
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