William "Washboard Bill" Cooke's advertisement for his musical profession

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke's advertisement for his musical profession


Image Number

  • FA5432

Year

  • 1993

Series Title

General Note

  • Advertisement reads: "Washboard Bill rhythm, blues, ukulele Catering to public and private parties."

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    Biography Note

  • Mr. Cooke was 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.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1664B3F35.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Shanafelt, Robert, Collector. William "Washboard Bill" Cooke's advertisement for his musical profession. 1993. Black & white photonegative, 35 mm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111218>, accessed 25 March 2019.

MLA

Shanafelt, Robert, Collector. William "Washboard Bill" Cooke's advertisement for his musical profession. 1993. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 Mar. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111218>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Shanafelt)