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State Archives of Florida
William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his washboard and cymbals
Series S1664, Florida Folk Festival Fieldwork and Program Planning and Documentation Files : 1993 Program book, Rejected Folk Heritage Award Photos ; Box 3, FF35
Ethnicity, African American
African American musicians--Portraits
African Americans in the performing arts
Older African Americans--Portraits
Older African American men--Portraits
African American entertainers--Portraits
Shelf number: S1664B3F35.
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.
Subject - Person
Chicago Manual of Style
Shanafelt, Robert, Collector. William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his washboard and cymbals. 1993. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111211>, accessed 30 June 2022.
Shanafelt, Robert, Collector. William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his washboard and cymbals. 1993. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111211>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Shanafelt)