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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Bradenton (Fla.)"
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Blues singer Mary McClain at her home

Blues singer Mary McClain at her home

Date
1982
Description
Eight color slides. Includes images of McClain at her home and with her husband, and also images of her old photographs. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
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Emily Finney at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival

Emily Finney at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1963-05
Description
One black and white print.
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Esther Finney of Bradenton playing piano

Esther Finney of Bradenton playing piano

Date
1963-05
Description
One photographic print. Images of Finney playing piano as part of a "folk band" at the festival.
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Interview with blues singer Mary McClain

Interview with blues singer Mary McClain

Date
1982-08-05
Description
Two reel to reels. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000. In the interview, she discusses the start of her career; blues music; various groups she performed with; performing with George Burns, Bessie Smith, and Sarah Vaughan; minstrel shows; her family history; her conversion to Christianity in 1962; and her work in churches. Copied on audiocassettes C83-24 and C83-25. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: I Started With the Blues. Copies of the programs can be found on C85-16.
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Interview with Myakka City residents Joe and Libby Warner

Interview with Myakka City residents Joe and Libby Warner

Date
1984-08-14
Description
One reel to reel. The Warners discuss cattle ranching, the horse industry, treating various animal diseases, controlled burning of area, fire seasons, Bee Island, and the local reaction to the construction of a dam. The Myakka Community Profile Project was conducted between October 1983 and March 1984 through a partnership with the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, and the Florida Folklife Program, funded by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. The fieldwork and resultant booklet/slideshow, created by museum employee Robert Cottrell and folklorist Pat Waterman, was to profile the lifestyles and values of the Myakka community, located in Southwest Florida in Manatee County. See S 1682 for more information on the project.
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Mary McClain performing at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Mary McClain performing at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05-25
Description
Twenty-three color slides. Blues singer McClain performing on the main stage. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
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Pine needle baskets by Edith Furnish

Pine needle baskets by Edith Furnish

Date
1987-12
Description
Eight color slides. The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie Fant; and in February 1988 by Nancy Nusz. Using a 35mm camera and a Sony tape recorder, and funded through a NEA grant, the two fieldworkers spoke with over fifty informants in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, resulting in 20 participants chosen for a special SW Florida folklife area at the 36th Annual Florida Folk Festival.
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Punch and Judy puppet shows at the Florida Folk Festival

Punch and Judy puppet shows at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1959
Description
Five black and white prints. Whitehead, of Bradenton, presented Punch and Judy puppet shows for children at the Florida Folk Festival. He was trained by folklorist Richard Chase.
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Spanish conquistador reenactor at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival

Spanish conquistador reenactor at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1958-05
Description
Three black and white images. Images of a 16th Century Spanish conquistador reenactor. One image also features Oklahoma Creek artist Fred Beaver.
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Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05-27
Description
Twelve color slides. Singer McClain, of Bradenton, and pianist Blind Willie James, of St. Petersburg, performing at the festival's main stage. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Blues singer Mary McClain at her homeBlues singer Mary McClain at her homeStill ImageDwellings
African Americans
Singers
Performers
Blues singers
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Emily Finney at the 1963 Florida Folk FestivalEmily Finney at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival Still ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Musical instruments
Pianos
Piano music
Music performance
Pianists
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Esther Finney of Bradenton playing pianoEsther Finney of Bradenton playing pianoStill ImageMusicians
Pianos
Music
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Music performance
Pianists
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a_s1576_t82-033Interview with blues singer Mary McClainSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Music business
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Singing
Religion
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Traveling theater
Minstrel shows
Family history
Performers
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t85-198Interview with Myakka City residents Joe and Libby WarnerSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Cattle
Cattle diseases
Horses
Ranch life
Family history
Ranching
Animals
Environment
Local history
Dams
Forest fires Prevention and control
Burning of land
Prescribed burning
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
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Mary McClain performing at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalMary McClain performing at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Singing
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Religious music
Blues singers
Singers
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Pine needle baskets by Edith FurnishPine needle baskets by Edith FurnishStill ImageBasket maker
Fieldwork
Basket work
Pine needle crafts
Material culture
Containers
Decorative arts
Basketry
Baskets
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Punch and Judy puppet shows at the Florida Folk FestivalPunch and Judy puppet shows at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageMusicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Children
Puppet drama
Puppeteers
Puppet theater
Puppets
Drama
Performing arts
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Spanish conquistador reenactor at the 1958 Florida Folk FestivalSpanish conquistador reenactor at the 1958 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageActors
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Historical reenactments
Costumes
Special events
Clothing and dress
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Willie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalWillie James and Mary McClain at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Pianos
Blues singers
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
African Americans
Music performance
Gospel (Black)
Religious music
Singing
Pianists
Singers
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