26 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Lafayette County (Fla.)"
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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.
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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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Textiles by Mrs. Mae Ransom

Textiles by Mrs. Mae Ransom

Date
1983-06-16
Description
Eight color slides.
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Virgil Fox making furniture with his portable sawmill

Virgil Fox making furniture with his portable sawmill

Date
1988-12
Description
Twenty-four black and white images (one photographic proof sheet) with negatives. Images of Fox making furniture with his portable sawmill at his home. Also includes some examples of his work.
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Virgil Fox with his homemade furniture

Virgil Fox with his homemade furniture

Date
Description
Thirteen colors slides. Virgil Fox with furniture he made. October 1988.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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Textiles by Mrs. Mae RansomTextiles by Mrs. Mae RansomStill ImageFieldwork
Lace and lace making
Quilting
Quilts
Needlework
Textiles
Textile arts
Quiltmakers
Needleworkers
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Virgil Fox making furniture with his portable sawmillVirgil Fox making furniture with his portable sawmillStill ImageFurniture maker
Carpenters
Carpentry
Furniture
Woodwork
Wood craft
Material culture
Machinery
Household items
Sawmills
Saws
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Virgil Fox with his homemade furnitureVirgil Fox with his homemade furnitureStill ImageFurniture maker
Carpenters
Furniture
Household items
Material culture
Wood craft
Work
Carpentry
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