- William "Washboard Bill" Cooke and his ukulele
- 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.
- 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.
- Shelf number: S1664B3F35.
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