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Mary B. Billie during the early process of making a Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida
Seminole Slide/Tape Project (Palmetto Dolls)
At the left is her daughter Claudia C. John.
Accompanying note: "'She makes the head first and then puts the body together. She'll make the heads like maybe she's going to make a hundred. Sometimes she makes fifty and then she cuts up the body the same amount and then she starts working on it.'"
Mary B. Billie has been a dollmaker since she was 17. She learned the skill by watching her mother, who had learned it from Mary's grandmother.
Subject - Person
Chicago Manual of Style
Dyen, Doris J., Collector. Mary B. Billie during the early process of making a Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida. 1980. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120235>, accessed 29 June 2022.
Dyen, Doris J., Collector. Mary B. Billie during the early process of making a Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida. 1980. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120235>
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(State Archives of Florida/Dyen)