Musician Washboard Bill Cooke playing the ukelele at Lake Park Elementary School - Lake Park, Florida

Musician Washboard Bill Cooke playing the ukelele at Lake Park Elementary School - Lake Park, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/109196
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Title

  • Musician Washboard Bill Cooke playing the ukelele at Lake Park Elementary School - Lake Park, Florida

Image Number

  • FA3247

Year

  • 1987

Date Note

  • Photographed in February 4, 1988.

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: S1685V10.

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