Seminole doll in the process of being made by Mary Billie - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Seminole doll in the process of being made by Mary Billie - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/120257
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Title

  • Seminole doll in the process of being made by Mary Billie - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Image Number

  • FS80323A

Year

  • 1980

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 15, 1980.

Series Title

General Note

  • 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.
  • Accompanying note: "This is what the doll looks like before Mary puts on its clothes, hair and jewelry. She usually makes the clothes ahead of time, so that they will be ready when she wants to make her dolls. For the smaller dolls, Mary uses simple decoration, but the clothes for the larger dolls use one or more of six traditional Seminole patchwork designs."

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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