Musician Washboard Bill Cooke playing the washboard - West Palm Beach, Florida

Musician Washboard Bill Cooke playing the washboard - West Palm Beach, Florida


Image Number

  • FA3152

Year

  • 1987

Date Note

  • Photographed on August 10, 1987.

Series Title

General Note

  • Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine on July 4, 1905. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1685V4.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Rosenberg, Jan, Collector. Musician Washboard Bill Cooke playing the washboard - West Palm Beach, Florida. 1987. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/109101>, accessed 30 July 2016.

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Rosenberg, Jan, Collector. Musician Washboard Bill Cooke playing the washboard - West Palm Beach, Florida. 1987. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Jul. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/109101>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Rosenberg)