26 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Lafayette County (Fla.)"
Rufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chair

Rufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chair

Date
1988
Description
Three black and white prints, and one color print. 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 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 at his home making corn shuck chair bottoms

Rufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottoms

Date
1978-04
Description
Six color slides. Slide S78-805 is missing. 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 make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.'
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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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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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Gunsmith Phillip Quaglino creating a rifle stock

Gunsmith Phillip Quaglino creating a rifle stock

Date
1983-07-29
Description
Six color slides. Field research for the 1983 Folk Arts in the Schools program. 505-506: Quaglino working on a rifle; 507-510: examples of his rifle stocks.
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Annie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus Adams

Annie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus Adams

Date
1988-03
Description
Seven black and white negatives. Rufus Adams and apprentice(stepdaughter) Annie Sellers making corn shuck bottomed chairs. 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 make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.'
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Rufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairs

Rufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairs

Date
1978-05
Description
Sixteen black and white images. Rufus Adams, with his wife, on his porch with chair he made. 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 make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.' See also S 1577, box 11, folder 10.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Rufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chairRufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chairStill ImageFurniture maker
African Americans
Chair caning
Chairs
Furniture
Apprentices
Material culture
Furniture making
Chair-makers
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Rufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottomsRufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottomsStill ImageFurniture maker
Fieldwork
African Americans
Chairs
Furniture makers
Furniture
Chair caning
Cornhusk craft
Material culture
Houses
Porches
Chair-makers
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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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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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Gunsmith Phillip Quaglino creating a rifle stockGunsmith Phillip Quaglino creating a rifle stockStill ImageGunsmiths
Material culture
Woodwork
Woodworking tools
Fieldwork
Research methods
Workshops
Rifles
Firearms
Gunsmithing
Guns
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Annie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus AdamsAnnie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus AdamsStill ImageMaterial culture
Chairs
Furniture
Cornhusk craft
Domestic arts
Woodwork
Apprentices
Women apprentices
Fieldwork (educational method)
Craft
African Americans
Chair caning
Furniture maker
Chair-makers
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Rufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairsRufus Adams and his corn shuck bottom chairsStill ImageMaterial culture
Chairs
Cornhusk craft
Furniture
Porches
Houses
Household items
Domestic arts
Chair caning
Chair-makers
Furniture makers
Furniture maker
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