Whipmaker Ernest "Shelby" Braddock cracking one of the handmade cow whips at his home in De Land, Florida.

Whipmaker Ernest "Shelby" Braddock cracking one of the handmade cow whips at his home in De Land, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/118561
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  • Whipmaker Ernest "Shelby" Braddock cracking one of the handmade cow whips at his home in De Land, Florida.

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  • FS01328

Year

  • 2001 or 2002

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General Note

  • Florida cowmen use braided leather whips to control the movement of cattle, though the whips seldom actually touch the animals. The cattle respond to the loud "crack" of the whip, without having to be struck. Some people say the name "Florida Cracker" derives from the sounds of cowboys cracking their whips while driving a herd.

    Biography Note

  • Born on November 15, 1924, Shelby Braddock died on June 1, 2007.

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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